Introduction to New Albany, Indiana
New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd county, is 4 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Louisville metropolitan area with.
New Albany History
Three brothers from Albany, New York - Abner, Joel, and Nathaniel Scribner - visited the Falls of the Ohio in 1813. They purchased land here and named it after their hometown. John Graham platted the city of New Albany on the Scribner brother's land. New Albany was initially incorporated as a town in 1817. At that time, it was a part of Clark County. New Albany was later reincorporated as a city in 1839.
New Albany and nearby Attractions
- Carnegie Center for Art & History
- Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
- Filson Museum
- Louisville Zoo
- Hill Brook
- Falling Run Park
Things To Do In New Albany
Places of historic interest near New Albany include the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, the Thomas Edison House and the Locust Grove. There are a number of museums in the neighborhood too. Among these are the Filson Museum, which houses exhibits on antebellum portraiture and regional history, the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, the Frazier Historical Arms Museum and the J.B. Speed Art Museum. The various creeks and brooks around the city are popular tourist haunts too. One can also enjoy shopping at the New Albany Mall and the Colonial Manor Shopping Center. The Louisville Zoo and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom are also nearby.
New Albany Transportation
Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
New Albany Higher Education
Local institutes of higher education are Indiana University-Southeast and the Charles A. Prosser School of Technology. Other institutes nearby include Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville.