Aviles Street is a narrow, brick road in downtown St. Augustine that is chock-full of history. Now, an archaeological dig appears to prove what many people in St. Augustine already claimed – that Aviles is the oldest street in the United States.
“We know this road dates back to the early 1600’s based on the pottery we’ve recovered,” Carl Halbirt, archaeologist for the city of St. Augustine, said.
Halbirt and his team have found pottery shards several feet under the current bricks of Aviles, in older layers of Aviles Street. However, Philadelphia claims its road, Elfreth’s Alley, is the oldest residential street in America dating back to 1720.