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Ample natural resources, affordable utilities, and a well-educated labor force known for its strong work ethic make New Albany a desirable place in which to do business. Civic and governmental leaders are supportive of local industry with developed industrial sites available.

As the city has grown to encompass modern factories, robust neighborhoods and vibrant shopping centers, residents have preserved the historic downtown core as an active retail center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the downtown area offers varied shopping and unique dining. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner’s birthplace is designated with a historic marker, and his life and work are commemorated in the collection of the Union County Heritage Museum.

For recreational pursuits, New Albany offers a variety of venues. For those whose interests involve the fun and excitement of organized sports, there is the New Albany Sportsplex, a premier complex which includes12 fields. If scenic beauty is what you’re looking for, New Albany is home to the Park Along the River and the Tallahatchie Trails. The Park Along the River, designated as a Mississippi Statewide Arboretum, this park offers nature trails, picnic tables and a pavilion against the backdrop of the beautiful Tallahatchie River. The Park Along the River and the Tallahatchie Trails link the downtown retail district to the modern 70-acre Sportsplex are across town and feature 1.5 miles of biking and walking trails through scenic forest land along the river with periodic picnic areas.

Holiday festivals and special events round out the community’s sense of civic pride and volunteerism.

Statistics

Population: 8,481 (27,414 Union County)
Average Yearly Temperature: 57 Degrees
Average January Temperature: 41 Degrees
Average July Temperature: 81 Degrees
Average Rainfall: 55 inches

Communications

Two Local Newspapers:

Two Regional Dailies:

  • The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
  • & The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Radio:

There are 41 radio stations that may be within distant listening range of New Albany.

Local Radio:

Television: Full network and cable availability

Local Channel:

  • TV99 – New Albany facebook-button

Community Facilities:

  • Hospitals 1 – Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County – 153 Beds
  • Doctors: 22
  • Dentist: 7
  • Churches:
    • Protestant: 20+
    • Catholic:1
  • Bowling: 1
  • Ball Fields: 12
  • Country Clubs: 2
  • Movie Theatre: 1
  • Tennis Court: 4
  • Museum: 1
  • Golf Course: 1
  • Library: 1
  • Parks: 5