Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Albany, Indiana

New Albany, Indiana

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County - Floyd
Area Total - 14.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)
Land - 14.6 sq mi (37.9 km2)
Water - 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation - 449 ft (137 m)
Population (2000) - Total 37,603
Density - 2,570.3/sq mi (992.4/km2)
Time zone - EST
ZIP codes - 47150-47151
Area code(s - 812

In 1813 three brothers named Joel, Abner, and Nathaniel Scribner arrived at the Falls of the Ohio and laid the foundations for New Albany, Indiana. They established the town below the falls, recognizing it as a spot with good commercial possibilities. In 1817 New Albany was incorporated as a town and in 1819 it was chosen as the county seat of newly formed Floyd County.By 1839 New Albany saw enough growth to incorporate as a city. It grew to become one of the largest cities in the entire midwest for the next fifty years.

This growth was fueled by the development of the steam engine and its incorporation as the power source of the riverboats which became the preeminent mode of transportation in the mid 1800's. New Albany became a center of ship building for these grand boats and many of the most prestigous boats, like the Robert E. Lee, were constructed in New Albany shipyards.

New Albany, Indiana is well serviced by transportation systems. Interstate 64 traverses the city on an east west axis and Interstate 265 provides easy access to nearby Interstate 65. The Norfolk Southern Railway connects to the CSX line at New Albany. Norfolk Southern connects Louisville and Princton, Indiana on its way west. CSX links New Albany with Seymour and other rail lines to the north. Indiana State Roads 111 and 62 run through the heart of the city, and US 150 traverses it via Interstate 64. Indiana State Road 311 connects Indiana 111 in downtown New Albany with Interstate 65 in Clark County.

To connect with the attractions of New Albany, click this link.

Streams and Rivers
Silver Creek
Ohio River

Indiana State Routes 111
Honeymoon Mansion B&B & Wedding Chapel
Box Tree Inn
Admiral Bicknell Inn
New Albany Springs Golf Course
Golfers Paradise Driving Range
Cherry Valley Par 3 Golf Course
New Albany-Floyd County Parks
Historic Downtown New Albany
New Albany Town Clock Church
New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater
Great Escape Theatre – New Albany 16
Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center
Scribner House
Culbertson Mansion Historic Site
Carnegie Center for Art and History


New Albany Lodging

New Albany Movie Theaters

New Albany Hospital and Medical

New Albany Post Office

New Albany Restaurants

New Albany Farmers’ Market

New Albany Floyd County Public Library

New Albany Bowling

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  1. […] the bypass Interstate 265 meet at MM 121about 3.7 miles east of MM 119 at the municipal border of New Albany. Indiana State Road 111 intersects Interstate 64 at MM 123 about 1.9 miles further on. Interstate […]

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