New Albany Downtown Historic District--Footnote 1
New Albany Downtown Historic District
New Albany lots were advertised for sale 1813.
The first sentence of this newspaper advertisement titled "New Albany" in the Philadelphia Aurora of August 19, 1813 states:
"This town, just laid out with spacious streets, public square, market, &c. is situated on the banks of the Ohio River, at the crossing place from Louisville to Vincennes, about two miles below the Falls, in the Indiana Territory, affords a beautiful and commodious harbor."
Sections extracted from William Scribner's Diary Recollections, 11-13, New Albany/Floyd County Public Library; this handwritten item begins "My Dear Daughter," and is dated April 3, 1862 from New Albany.