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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. Touch 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 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County, Mississippi (approx. mile away); Mosley and Johnson (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Faulkner
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.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Elder Roma Wilson & Rev. Leon Pinson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glenfield Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Stratford Company (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ishtehotopah (approx. 3 miles away); Blue Springs (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on City of New Albany. (Submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
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 was last revised on August 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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