Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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Founded in 1508 by Juan Ponce de León as the first European settlement in Puerto Rico. Then called Caparra, it was in land that today is part of Guaynabo. Ponce de León resided there as first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico. This settlement was abandoned in 1521 in favor of San Juan. The municipality of Guaynabo was founded in 1769 by Pedro R. Davila. Previously, the municipality was known as "Buinabo". Population 97,900. [1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Guaynabo, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaynabo,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/17/20.