Historic marker dedication for Stockley Tavern April 9

GEORGETOWN – Historic Stockley Tavern, one of the last operating tap houses in Delaware, will be memorialized with a state marker dedication Monday, April 9.

Unveiling by the Delaware Public Archives Department is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Ken Adams is the current owner of the Stockley Tavern, a restaurant, bar and package store located at 26702 DuPont Boulevard south of Georgetown.

The tavern was constructed in 1948 by Wilson Rogers. Originally called Stockleyville Tavern, the business was advertised as a “Television Bar” because it was the first in the area to have a public television, offering patrons three channels to view.

Stockley Tavern served as a gathering place for the community where locals came to socialize, use the phone and conduct business.

Stockley Tavern is the oldest and one of the last continuously operating tap houses in the First State.

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