Talk:St. George's, Bermuda
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There is a slight amount of confusion about the name, as to whether it is "St. George" or "St. George's". Bermudian usage these days is basically uniformly "St. George's" - see for instance these books:
- Michael Jarvis, Bermuda's Architectural Heritage: St. George's (Bermuda National Trust, Hamilton, 1998) (note title, even!)
- Terry Tucker, Bermuda: Today and Yesterday Today
as well as many others. It is possible to find books which refer to "St. George", but this is not the most common form. Just to be confusing, the full formal name is "Town of St. George"! No doubt the "St. George's" is a contraction of "St. George's Town". Noel (talk) 02:47, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
The usual explanation current in the town some years ago was that it is proper to refer to it fully as either the Town of St. George, or St. George's town, but, in shorthand, ONLY as St. George's. Many historical and current maps and books show St. George, but that is only indicative of the ignorance of non-Bermudians when they purport to document Bermuda.
Aodhdubh 19:55, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Oldest continuously inhabited English settlement
"Today, it is the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the New World."
This is not true. The oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the New World is Hampton, Virginia. Which was first settled in 1610. St. George was not settled until 1612. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:46, 17 October 2009 (UTC)