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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.

The location of New Albany has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Albany has a population of 8,753 people<3> (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.<4>.

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

New Albany is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Albany had an population of 8,753 people. This is an increase of 8.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Albany had a population of 8,034 people (or 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 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.

Adding New Albany to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of New Albany elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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 [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of New Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<6>
  • Ripley [Tippah County]
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    • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of New Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
  • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
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    • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of New Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<6>
  • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of New Albany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
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      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<6>
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
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      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 [Benton County]
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      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<6>
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of New Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Albany.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Albany

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4909, Longitude: -89.0200       In this case, the coordinates for New Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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