Sitting on the Ohio River , connected to Louisville by the Sherman-Minton Bridge, and acting as the county seat of Floyd County, New Albany is a town with a rich history and emerging arts, culinary, and residential scene. This city sits on 15.111 square miles of land and has a population of 37,841, as of the 2020 census, a majority (~43%) of which were married couples.
New Albany’s Rich History
What started out as a tract of land given to an American Revolutionary War soldier went through several sales and owners until the 3 Scribner brothers from New York penned the town “New Albany” after Albany, New York. The town was officially incorporated in 1817 as a part of Clark County and was quickly named the county seat, and has been ever since.
The city flourished with the abundant lumber from surrounding forests fueling the steamboat industry as well as a variety of machine shops, foundries, cabinet and furniture factories, and silversmith shops. Over half of the wealthiest Hoosiers lived in New Albany during this time.
During the Civil War era, the New Albany area served as a supply center and medical care center for Union soldiers, and because of how many soldiers were treated there and/or died, President Abraham Lincoln established a national cemetery, one of only seven at the time. Despite the war, a new courthouse was built in 1865 that functioned until the 1960s and was a notable city structure for almost a century.
Other notable structures include the Town Clock Church (now the Second Baptist Church) that was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. This church was destroyed by lightening in 1915, but a replica was finished in 2016.
As the Civil War came to a close, New Albany’s economy began a series of decline and success that bounced the city’s economics around. First opening what would become their 2nd largest business, American Plate Glass Works, in 1865, they were then boycotted from both the North for being too friendly with the South and the South for being a Union state, businesses suffered an economic blow, especially with the collapse of the steamboat industry just five years later in 1970. The city bounced back, though, and took part in an industrial boom with the addition of railroads that allowed for pork packaging and locomotive repair and the construction of a bridge to Kentucky in 1886. The American Plate Glass Works relocated in 1893, and an economic decline began with the loss of jobs and population.
The 20th Century saw the largest business of New Albany come into the town – the New Albany Veneering Company – and the economic status began to improve, which was spurred on by the construction of the Sherman-Minton Bridge in 1961.
Today, the town is the host to several landmarks, including a large collection of mansions from the wealthy in the 1800s, like the Culbertson Mansion. Other popular sites of interest include the Carnegie Art and History Center, the Riverfront Amphitheatre, the River Run Family Water Park, the New Albany Farmer’s Market, and several top-rated restaurants. Foodies, families, antique lovers, theatre-goers and history nerds alike can all find something to do in New Albany!
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