Packet Alley.

Most Historic Alley in Delaware

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New Castle, Delaware

According to a weathered historical marker erected in 1933, Packet Alley was visited by pretty much every big shot in the 1830s and '40s who wanted to travel from Washington, DC, to the cities of the north. Stagecoaches from the south unloaded on one end, riverboats from the north picked up on the other.

Packet Alley.

Among its famous footsteppers were President Andrew Jackson, three-time presidential loser Henry Clay, and celebrities such as Davy Crockett and Chief Black Hawk.

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The Strand, New Castle, DE
The alley and its historical marker are on the water side of The Strand, midway between Harmony and Delaware Sts.
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