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O. Box 846
Albany, MS 38652-0393
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O. Box 657
Albany, MS 38652-0405
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E. Main St.
Albany, MS 38652
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History: Union County was
July 7, 1870, during the reconstruction era, and was named so because
the union of parts of Pontotoc and
Counties. In 1874, part of Lee County
was annexed to it, thus making its present land area of 412 square
Located in the northeastern part of the state in what is
known as Furniture Country, it is a place where the culture and history
of the Deep South blend with today's progressive ideas.
Hernando DeSoto was reported to have crossed the Tallahatchie River at
the present site of New Albany on his first expedition.
Slightly north of New Albany, the present county seat, was the old
trading post of Alberson, called for the first citizen and trader at
place. Booker Foster and Moses Collins were merchants there in
early days, as were John N. Wiley, and Powers and Morgan, who
wheat fans here from 1839 to 1844. Moses Collins built a good
mill and sawmill in 1840, on the present site of New Albany, and the
of the older settlement soon moved to that place. Not even a
of the old village is left. New Albany is on what is known as the
"Pontotoc Ridge," the highest land in the state and has a rich farming
country all about it. Wallerville, Blue Springs and Myrtle are
villages in the county. The streams are the Tallahatchie River,
runs through the center of the county, and its tributary creeks the
Wilhite, Locks, Lappatubba, and Jones; the head streams of the West
of the Tombigbee River take their rise in the eastern part of the
first courthouse was a large frame building at the west end of Cotton
in New Albany. In 1872, a new, two-story brick courthouse was
on the present courthouse block. The courthouse was destroyed by
fire on October 28, 1881, along with all the county records accumulated
since 1870. A new courthouse was built in 1882, but was found
for the needs of the county offices so it was demolished and the
for a new building was laid September 5, 1908. The present
courthouse, known for it's beautiful copper roof with it's soaring
eagle, was completed on June 2, 1909.
Books 2 & 3
of Union County
Linage and Union County Family Pages
County Bible Records
County Gravestones Now Complete!!!
in Union County Locations
Albany City Page
Civil War Information
People from Union County
in Union County
Union County Libraries
Neighboring County Links
Pontotoc Co. Census
Pontotoc Co. Census
Tippah County Census
Tippah County State Census
Performed by Rev. Jesse T. Cox
County Confederates Page
E of the 43rd MS Infantry
E of the 43rd MS Infantry Roster
African American Resources
Voices: Duke University Special Collections
Society of Sons and Daughters of
Records at CensusFinder.com
of Land Management Land Patents Site
Civil War WWW Board Great
links for searchin!
Many MS books to purchase!
The Tanglefoot Trail - History of the Railroad through Union
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