The Area


the town

New Market, AL is a quaint little town. It was once a bustling suburb with general stores and office buildings. At one point we were known as the watercress capital of the world, and its rolling hills and picturesque valleys have intrigued locals and visitors alike for years. In the early 19th century, several persons from Tennessee explored the area just across the border in what eventually became Madison County in Alabama. Isaac and Joseph Criner also explored the area and, in 1804, settled in the northern part near what is now called Mountain Fork of the Flint River. The original town site was owned by George Smith, who also was proprietor of the first mercantile which opened in 1819. Later settlers gave the name New Market to the community. We are home to the state's oldest farm and one of the oldest churches as well.



what's close

  • New Market Restaurant

  • New Market BBQ

  • USPS

  • Sharon Johnson Park

  • The Southern Decorista

  • Dollar General

  • Publix

  • Walmart

  • Starbucks

  • Taco Bell

  • CVS

  • McDonald's

  • Zaxby's

  • Rafael's Italian

  • China Cook

  • Fuji Japanese

  • Pizza Hut