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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in New Albany, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Albany and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for New Albany:
    • 34.490928, -89.020035
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on New Albany
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named New Albany ...

We have found eight communities that share the name New Albany.

Within Mississippi, the name New Albany is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Floyd County
      • This New Albany is located in Floyd County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of New Albany.
    • Iowa
      • New Albany #
      • This community is historichttp://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=34.490928&lon=-89.020035&t=6 and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for New Albany.
    • Kansas
      • Wilson County
      • This New Albany is located in Wilson County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of New Albany.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This New Albany is located in Burlington County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of New Albany.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This New Albany lies 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This New Albany is located in Franklin County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of New Albany.
      • Mahoning County
      • This New Albany is located in Mahoning County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of New Albany.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This New Albany is located in Bradford County and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Albany that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of New Albany.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Albany ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Center [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of New Albany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
  • Locust Grove [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
    • Locust Grove [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Albany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
  • Martintown [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martintown
    • Martintown [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of New Albany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martintown
  • Mitchell [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of New Albany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Pleasant Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Poolville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of New Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
    • Pumpkin Center [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of New Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Union Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New Albany. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)

How Far From New Albany to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as New Albany to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in New Albany and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from New Albany to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,189 miles [8,350.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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).
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from New Albany to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.097 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.064 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.01 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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