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New Albany in Union County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

New Albany, Mississippi

 
 
New Albany, Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
1. New Albany, Mississippi Marker
Inscription. The Union County Seat since 1870, New Albany was established ca, 1840 after Moses Collins built a grist mill and saw mill on the banks of the Tallahatchie River. First surveyed in 1840 by Ira M. Kemp, New Albany was incorporated in 1850. Located on the axis of two railroads the town became a center of trade and commerce.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.689′ N, 89° 0.673′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Mississippi, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bankhead Street (State Highway 178) and West Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Bankhead Street. Click for map. Located just east of the bridge over the Little Tallahatchie River in the area of the Biscuits and Jam Farmers' Market. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Bankhead Street, New Albany MS 38652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County, Mississippi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mosley and Johnson (approx. 0.3 miles away);
From marker looking west over Little Tallahatchie River bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
2. From marker looking west over Little Tallahatchie River bridge.
William Faulkner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elder Roma Wilson & Rev. Leon Pinson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ishtehotopah (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on City of New Albany. (Submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View from marker towards downtown New Albany. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
3. View from marker towards downtown New Albany.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 12, 2016.
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