City of New Albany
Voted America’s Best Southern Small Town by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice survey in 2017, New Albany is the county seat of Union County and has a population of about 8,500. Its downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features galleries, antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. The town also boasts a sports complex, USTA tennis center and a farmers market. Established in 1890 along the banks of the Tallahatchie River, New Albany is the birthplace of the 20th century’s greatest American novelist, William Faulkner. It was Faulkner’s great-grandfather, Col. William.C. Falkner, who built the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad along the right-of-way which the Tanglefoot Trail follows. The downtown area is vibrant with shops for gifts, antiques, jewelry, and sweets. Galleries and boutiques offer other interesting places to shop. A variety of menus are found in local eateries. Take time to visit the Union County Heritage Museum and Faulkner Garden. The annual Tallahatchie River Fest is held the 4th weekend in September. Mississippi’s Bluegrass Championship is held the 3rd weekend each May in conjunction with Down from the Hills Heritage Music Fest. The trailside city, a Mississippi Main Street community, also hosts a number of other annual events and performances.
As the birthplace of William Faulkner, New Albany hosts the annual Faulkner Fest. It also hosts music festivals and is home to the Union County Heritage Museum, which includes the Faulkner Literary Garden. New Albany is near the site of the Native American Ingomar Mounds and is the gateway to the Tanglefoot Trail, which is Mississippi’s longest rail trail (more than 40 miles).
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