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Encyclopedia > New Albany, Indiana
City of New Albany, Indiana
Location of City of New Albany, Indiana

Location in the state of Indiana
County Floyd
Mayor James Garner
Area
  –Land
  –Water
38.3 km²
37.9 km²
0.4 km²
Population
  –Total (2000)
  –Density

37,603
992.4/km²
Time zone
  –Summer (DST)
EST (UTC-5)
EDT (UTC-4)
Latitude
Longitude
38°18'7" N
85°49'17" W
Official website: www.cityofnewalbany.com

New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. In 1900, 20,628 people lived in New Albany; in 1910, 20,629; in 1920, 22,992; and in 1940, 25,414. The population was 37,603 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Floyd CountyGR6. It is bounded by I-265 to the north and the Ohio River to the south, and is considered part of the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area. The mayor of New Albany is James E. Garner, Sr., a Democrat, whose current term is set to expire on January 1, 2008. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (512x800, 33 KB) Summary Description: Red Dot map of Indiana, showing the location of New_Albany Source: Self-made from public data sources Date: 18:40, 21 October 2005 (UTC) Author: Sean Baker ( Marvin01 | talk ) Permission: Free use, with attribution, under the... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq. ... 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Geography

New Albany is located at 38°18′7″N, 85°49′17″W (38.301935, -85.821442)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.3 km² (14.8 mi²). 37.9 km² (14.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.15%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


History

New Albany was founded in July 1813 by three brothers from New York. Joel, Abner, and Nathaniel Scribner arrived at the Falls of the Ohio and named after Albany, the capital of New York state. The site was originally part of George Rogers Clark's grant from the Virginia legislature. In 1819, three years after Indiana was admitted as a state, New Albany became the seat of government for Floyd County. The steamboat industry was the engine of the city's economy during the mid-19th century. At least a half-dozen shipbuilders were in operation, and turned out a multitude of steamboats, including the Robert E. Lee. Shipbuilding was accompanied by a wide range of ancillary business, including machine shops, foundries, cabinet and furniture factories, and silversmith shops. Its second largest business was the American Plate Glass Works. By 1850, New Albany was the largest city in Indiana. During the Civil War, New Albany was a stop in the Underground Railroad. In the early 20th century, New Albany became a center of plywood and veneer, and its largest employer was the New Albany Veneering Company. By 1920, New Albany was the largest producer of plywood and veneer in the world. 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... The Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area is a national, bi-state area on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky in the United States, administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 56. ... Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States of America Union Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258,000... Map of some Underground Railroad routes This page is about the slave escape route. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ...


Sherman Minton, United States Supreme Court Justice (1949-1956), was born in nearby Georgetown, IN and practiced law in New Albany. He is buried in the city's Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The I-64 double-decker bridge that crosses the Ohio River between New Albany and Louisville, Kentucky is named after Minton. Sherman Minton Sherman Minton, (October 20, 1890–April 9, 1965) was a United States Senator and an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the U.S. and leads the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government. ... Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ...


Attractions

New Albany's Main Street features a magnificent collection of late 19th century mansions from the city's heyday as a shipbuilding center. The centerpiece is the Culbertson Mansion, a three-story masterpiece, which is today an Indiana state memorial. Situated only 10 minutes from downtown Louisville, New Albany benefits from the "best of both worlds": a small town atmosphere with easy access to the amenities of a large metropolitan area. Fifteen minutes to the southwest of New Albany is Caesars Indiana, one of the largest floating gambling casinos in the United States.


Every October, the downtown area of New Albany is host to the Harvest Homecoming festival, one of the largest annual events in the state. Festivities begin on the first weekend of October, but the main part, consisting of midway rides, shows, and booths lining the downtown streets, lasts from Thursday-Sunday of the second weekend in October.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 37,603 people, 15,959 households, and 10,054 families residing in the city. The population density was 992.4/km² (2,571.1/mi²). There were 17,098 housing units at an average density of 451.2/km² (1,169.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.00% White, 6.93% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population is Hispanic (Hispanics can be of any race). 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,959 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,923, and the median income for a family was $41,993. Males had a median income of $31,778 versus $24,002 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,365. About 11.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

This is a list of cities, towns and communities along the Ohio River in the United States. ... New Albany High School is the oldest public high school in the state of Indiana. ...

External links

Coordinates: 38.301935° N -85.821442° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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New Albany, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (871 words)
New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Ky. In 1900, 20,628 people lived in New Albany; in 1910, 20,629; in 1920, 22,992; and in 1940, 25,414.
The mayor of New Albany is James E. Garner, Sr., a Democrat, whose current term is set to expire on January 1, 2008.
New Albany was founded in July 1813 by three brothers from New York.
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