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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

First Municipal Council in the Americas

 
 
First City Council in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
1. First City Council in the Americas Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje del Primer Cabildo
de America al Adelantado
Don Bartolome Colon
Fundador en la margen oriental
del Rio Ozama de la Villa
de Santo Domingo del dia
5 de agosto del año 1498
para luego ser traslada
a esta parte por el Gobernador
de la Isla Hispaniola
Frey Nicolas de Ovando
en el año 1502

Sindicatura
1998-2002

English translation:
Tribute to the First Municipal Council in the Americas formed by
Bartolome Colon
founder of Santo Domingo on the eastern shore of the Ozama River on August 5, 1498, which was later transferred to this location by the Governor of Hispaniola Island
Friar Nicolas de Ovando
in 1502

Union of Municipal Workers
1998-2002

 
Location. 18° 28.416′ N, 69° 53.075′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Arzobispo Meriño just from Calle El Conde, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First City Hall in the Americas (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to Santo Domingo (within shouting distance of this marker);
First Municipal Council in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2016
2. First Municipal Council in the Americas Marker
The bust is of Bartolomé Colón, brother of Christopher Columbus.
Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Borgellá's Palace (about 120 meters away); Antonio Maceo (about 120 meters away); The Plaza of the Priests (about 120 meters away); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 120 meters away); The French Embassy (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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