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Welcome to New Albany ...

The city of New Albany is located in Union County<1> and is the County Seat for Union County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Albany has a population of 8,739 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of New Albany.

New Albany is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: New Albany lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

New Albany lies within the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for New Albany: 38652<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Albany had an population of 8,739 people. This is an increase of 8.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Albany had a population of 8,034 people (which is 29.61% of the total population of Union County). This makes New Albany the county's most populous community.

The population of New Albany represents 0.27% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,034 people, the population of New Albany increased 5.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,607 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Albany.

Communities Also Named New Albany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named New Albany - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2) and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Albany.

Communities near New Albany ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Albany.

  • Pontotoc (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of New Albany and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,227 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<6>
  • Ripley (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of New Albany and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
  • Saltillo (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of New Albany and is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<6>
  • Ecru (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
    • Ecru lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of New Albany and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<6>
  • Blue Mountain (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of New Albany and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Sherman (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of New Albany and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<6>
  • Thaxton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
    • Thaxton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of New Albany and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<6>
  • Hickory Flat (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of New Albany and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<6>
  • Myrtle (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
    • Myrtle lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of New Albany and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>
  • Dumas (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of New Albany and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Albany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Albany.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Albany. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Albany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Albany. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Albany.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Albany ...

Looking for more information about New Albany? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Albany.

Adding New Albany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Albany in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Albany was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Albany on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Albany on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for New Albany

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Albany. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Albany.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as New Albany). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Albany or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Albany) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New AlbanyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4940, Longitude: -89.0083    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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