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New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Packet Alley

 
 
Packet Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Packet Alley Marker
Inscription. Packet boats from Philadelphia met stage coaches here 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
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-24.)
 
Location. 39° 39.541′ N, 75° 33.708′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of The Strand and Packet Alley on The Strand. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of George Read (within shouting distance of this marker); Read House & Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunning Bedford House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Philip and Lydia Laird (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Place of William Penn (about 300 feet away,
Packet Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Packet Alley Marker
measured in a direct line); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); New Castle Common (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Castle.
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Old Ivory Soap Ad on wall opposite marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Old Ivory Soap Ad on wall opposite marker
 
 
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