Describe about the city you live in?

 It is not certain what year this picture was taken. You can see that King Hardware is in the picture to the right which could be an indication to the year for anyone who may have any information on it
It is not certain what year this picture was taken. You can see that King Hardware is in the picture to the right which could be an indication to the year for anyone who may have any information on it
Baseball team 1897
Baseball team 1897
Birthplace of William Faulkner born Sept. 25, 1897
Birthplace of William Faulkner born Sept. 25, 1897
1907 New Albany Shirt Factory
1907 New Albany Shirt Factory
1909 First Presbyterian Church New Albany
1909 First Presbyterian Church New Albany
This was the second Union County Courthouse built in 1872. The first was a large frame building. Today's courthouse was built in 1909.
This was the second Union County Courthouse built in 1872. The first was a large frame building. Today's courthouse was built in 1909.
Union County Development Association
Union County Development Association
Morris Futorian
Morris Futorian

A Bit of History

I recently moved to New Albany, MS and I have learned a lot about this city since I came here that has been pretty amazing to me. I will begin with a brief history:

  • Organized in 1840 at the site of a grist mill and saw mill on the Tallehatchie River near the intersection of two historic Chickasaw Indian trade trails. Developed as a river port and regional center for agricultural commerce. Progress was interrupted during the Cicil War when Union troops swept through the city and burned most of the buildings.
  • In 1870 the community rallied and formed Union County from parts of neighboring Lee, Pontotoc and Tippah counties. New Albany was designated as county seat.
  • Citizens' efforts to secure a railroad through new Albany was rewarded in the late 1800's with two railroads connecting the community to points north, south, east and west. The depot clerk for one of the railroads was the father of William Faulkner, who was born in 1897 and went on to write 19 novels and 75 short stories, winning the coveted Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize twice for his work.
  • In 1909 the Union County Courthouse was completed. Highway growth during the 20th century assured the community's status as an important point on the Mid-South's transportation and trade routes.
  • 1946: Union County Development Association was formed.
  • In 1948 Russian immigrant Morris Futorian built the first assembly-line furniture plant. This shaped North Mississippi's meteoric furniture industry growth that has continued to today.

Ground has broken and construction began for the new Toyota factory in New Albany
Ground has broken and construction began for the new Toyota factory in New Albany
Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County
Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County
Union County Development Association
Union County Development Association
Union County Heritage Museum
Union County Heritage Museum
Magnolia Civic Center
Magnolia Civic Center
This is Cooper Park, which marks the site of Van-Atkins Dept. Store 1959-2001. The park was built on the site where the building was lost in a fire in 2001.
This is Cooper Park, which marks the site of Van-Atkins Dept. Store 1959-2001. The park was built on the site where the building was lost in a fire in 2001.
Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living
Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living
Downtown Interiors
Downtown Interiors

Industry and Health Care

Industrial development and diversification efforts resulted in the recruitment of companies beyond furniture manufacturing and today includes 30 industries. These industries produce everything from medical uniforms to automobile engine parts to high-tech industrial equipment.

New Albany also has emerged as a regional health care provider with Baptist Memorial-Union County being a modern medical facility that continues to expand its services and physician base.

What's Downtown?

Downtown New Albany is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and offers varied shopping and unique dining. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author, William Faulkner's birthplace is designated with a historical marker. His life and work are commemorated in the collection of the Union County Heritage Museum.

The Magnolia Civic Center is a facility dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens of New Albany and Union County. Three primary focus areas for facility use are continuing education for all sectors of the community, opportunities for civic and cultural growth and economic development.

Aerial view of New Albany Sportsplex
Aerial view of New Albany Sportsplex
Field at Sportsplex
Field at Sportsplex
Trail at Park Along the River
Trail at Park Along the River
Bridge at Park Along the River
Bridge at Park Along the River

Recreation

New Albany offers a wide variety of venues for recreational persuit. For organized sports, there is the New Albany Sportsplex, a premier complex which includes 12 fields.

New Albany is the home of the Park Along the River and offers nature trails, picnic tables and a pavilion against the backdrop of the beautiful Tallehatchie River. Park Along the River was designated as a Mississippi Statewide Arboretum. The community's sense of civic pride and volunteerism shines through with their holiday festivals and special events.

Personal View

From my own personal view, I have found New Albany to be a wonderful city to reside. The people I have met have been very friendly and helpful. There are so many different places to shop and eat that you never have a chance to get bored with the same places over and over.

In the countryside area where I live, there is beautiful scenery and the Alpaca farms have been a wonderous sight! It was amazing to me how many people in the area owned these adorable animals. We also live near an Alpaca farm that has Shetland Ponies which are just as adorable! I have no regrets over choosing to reside in New Albany and I am looking forward to many more years in this area.

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donnaleemason 8 years ago from North Dakota, USA

Hey Bonnie, now if you had just included accomodation info, it would be the perfect tourist guide. Great job, sounds and looks like a nice place to live. Donna


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Hey, Donna!

Thanks for stopping by! I can get that if I need it! LOL. I found all that info too but figured that would make it even longer LOL. I appreciate your commnents and if you ever get through New Albany, give me a shout and we'll meet for lunch!

Bonnie

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