Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


New Albany, one of the incorporated towns of Wilson county, is located in Fall River township near the west line of the county, on the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R. and 6 miles west of Fredonia, the county seat. It has banking facilities, a newspaper (the X-Ray), a monthly publication for teachers, flour mills, express and telegraph offices, and a money order postoffice with one rural route. The population in 1910 was 213. The vicinity was settled in 1864 and the first store started the next year by Hall & Mooney. Mr. Mooney entered the claim on which the town is located. The postoffice was established in 1866 with William Hall as postmaster. The mail had to be brought from old Belmont in Woodson county at private expense. Jackson & Hickson set up the first sawmill on Fall River in 1866, and the next year added a grist mill. School district No. 9 was organized at this point in 1866 and the first school was taught by James Hanegan in 1867. Another mill, with two burr stones, one for corn and one for wheat, was built by Wauder, Chase & Co. A town company was formed in 1871 with William Stivers, president; William Hall, treasurer, and P. W. Mackey, secretary. Dr. Mackey was the first physician in the place. Several new business enterprises were started and churches and lodges organized in the '70s. The railroad was built in 1879. The New Albany bridge was constructed in 1892 at a cost of $5,000, and the one at Johnson's ford, a little below, was built in 1902.

Page 357 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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