Historic New Castle Marker route

Marker, New Castle, Delaware

On the Corner Strand and Packet Alley, between Delaware and Harmony Streets, New Castle

The Marker says:

PACKET ALLEY

Packet boats from Philadelphia met stage coaches and railroad for Frenchtown, Maryland, chief line of communication from north to Baltimore and South. Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Lord Ashburton, Sam Houston, Louis Napoleon, Stonewall Jackson, Indians (led by Osceola and Black Hawk) en route to visit “Great Father” in Washington all passed this way.

More information on the Archives of Delaware website

«The Delaware Public Archives operates a historical markers program as part of its mandate. Markers are placed at historically significant locations and sites across the state. For more information on this program»

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