A town of culture, community and beauty in Northeast Mississippi. A place that is unquestionably unique but also strangely familiar. It is a place filled with culture and a strong sense of community; a place overflowing with artistic and natural beauty; a thriving downtown. This place is New Albany, a southern town like no other.
Voted one of America’s Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today and the Most Beautiful Town in Mississippi, New Albany is nestled in the heart of the Mississippi hills and located on the banks of the scenic Tallahatchie River, New Albany offers the ideal setting for family and community living. The vibrant downtown area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features galleries, antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and is the gateway to the Hall of Fame trail, The Tanglefoot , which is Mississippi’s longest Rails to Trails conversion bike and walking path. Organized in 1840 New Albany is the county seat of Union County and truly is a leader for surrounding communities.
New Albany is recognized for its strong educational system, award winning healthcare, commerce, work ethic, vibrant community activities and the friendly spirit of its citizens. The city actively features a variety of events to highlight its history, celebrate its future and promote the health and well-being of its residents.
Tourism highlights include the Union County Historical Museum, historic downtown, the USTA award winning tennis complex, sportsplex activities, blues music festivals, the farmers market, the Tanglefoot Trail, and a host of other planned activities and events in downtown for all age groups. Steeped in its rich Chickasaw heritage, New Albany residents and visitors enjoy educational programs at the museum and can tour the local Indian mounds. Proudly the birthplace of William Faulkner, New Albany annually host the Faulkner Fest which attracts national literary attention; and, the Faulkner Garden located at the museum is a national and international attraction.
Home to approximately 8500 residents, New Albany is a hub to larger cities and major universities. New Albany is historic, yet progressive and active, yet sedate; thus, New Albany is the optimal setting for family, friends, tourists, and businesses….and enjoyed by all.
In the fast pace world of global business, this town offers the vibe of a simple life of days past with modern amenities found in most urban centers. New Albany is a charming place to spend a day or two.