It is the oldest existing European settlement on the South American continent, having been founded by Diego Castellon in 1523 under the name of Nueva Toledo.
SAGUNTUM, now Sagunto or Murviedro, an ancient town in a fertile district of eastern Spain (Castellon de la Plana) 20 m.
Periscola, a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Castellon de la Plana, and on the Mediterranean Sea, 5 m.
There is more than one meaning of Castellon discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
VILLARREAL, a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Castellon de la Plana; 4 m.
Villarreal has a station on the light railway between Onda and the seaports of Castellon de la Plana and Burriana.
There are extensive orange-groves, watered by the irrigation canal of Castellon, which is a good example of Moorish engineering skill.
Alcala de Chisbert (6293) is situated on the coast of Castellon de la Plana; Alcala del Rio (3006), on the Guadalquivir, 6 m.