The oldest street in America

Published on May 5th, 2010 | by Admin


Pottery found underneath Aviles Street in St. Augustine, Florida, suggest it is the oldest street in the U.S.A., dating back to the early 1600s.

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.

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3 Responses to The oldest street in America

  1. Ryan Lintelman says:

    Doesn’t the main street at Jamestown count?
    Or maybe we’re talking streets that are still used for their original purpose?

  2. jim owens says:

    the oldest continually lived on street in america is leydon st in plymouth ,ma. people have been living there since 1621. this not true of of other so called oldest streets..

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