Hispanic U.S.

Based on the idea that a Hispanic identity has been part of the United States since long before the massive immigration of the last decades, this database compiles cities and towns that were once part of the Spanish monarchy or the Mexican republic, or that were named after a city, a person, or a word of Hispanic origin. In this growing database I collect stories behind names in an urgency to reveal, understand and celebrate the diverse and multicultural history of the U.S.

I video of the first version of this project can be seen here.
Visit the interactive version of the map here.