New Albany is a city in both Franklin and Licking counties in Ohio. It was founded in the center of Plain Township in 1837 by Nobel Landon and William Yantis. Land was split into lots measuring 50 ft (15 m) by 100 ft (30 m) and sold to new settlers. One theory about the name "New Albany" is that some of the original settlers migrated from Albany, New York. In 1856, New Albany was incorporated with a population of 50, and the first mayor (S. Ogden) was elected. The Wilkins Lumber Mill, later renamed the New Albany Mill, opened in 1881. In 1922, Mrs. Edward Babbitt was elected the first female mayor of New Albany.
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