Getting Here

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If you’re on this page it’s because you’re ready to plan your trip to New Albany! Wonderful!

They say that New Albany is a town that’s easy to get to, but hard to leave. Below are the directions for driving to town from various points in the area.

From Tupelo and points East... you’ll just hop on 78 West and continue an easy drive for about 25 minutes. The first exit you’ll encounter will be for Hwy 15 which will take you to the North side of town. Just hang a right off the exit and continue a mile or so until you hit Highland Street. Hang a left there and continue the road until its conclusion at Riverside Flea Market. Hang a left there and you’ll be downtown. The next exit will be the Downtown exit and you’ll just need to hang a right when you get off it and it will take through some pretty old neighborhoods and drop you right downtown. The next exit is the West New Albany exit and it is where Wal-Mart and many fast food restaurants are. Hang a right when you get off and follow the road to where it ends at Bankhead Street (Old 78) and take another right. A half-mile later you’ll be in downtown.

From Memphis and Northwest Mississippi... again, you’ll just hop on Hwy 78 East and make the easy hour long trip through rolling green hills, on through Holly Springs and then to New Albany. You should take the West New Albany exit (Exit 61). Hang a left and follow the road to the bottom of the hill and hang a right and you’ll cross the fabled Tallahatchie River and be downtown.


Downtown New Albany is comprised of two main thoroughfares: Bankhead Street and Main Street. While Bankhead Street Parking is often full, you may be able to find parking on Main Street. We also have a large parking lot just off of Main Street and off of Carter Avenue, in front of the Union County Library. To get there, go to Main Street and then take Carter Avenue away from town. The entrance to the parking area will be just to your left.


New Albany is located at 34°29′32″N 89°0′34″W (34.492237, -89.009448)

If you’re flying into town, you’re in luck. New Albany has a beautiful airport located just a few miles out of town with courtesy car service. Here’s the info…

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