Albany, Georgia

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Town of Albany, Georgia
Nickname(s): 
The Good Life City, The Artesian City
Location in Dougherty County and the state of Georgia
Location in Dougherty County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°34′56″N 84°9′56″W / 31.58222°N 84.16556°W / 31.58222; -84.16556Coordinates: 31°34′56″N 84°9′56″W / 31.58222°N 84.16556°W / 31.58222; -84.16556
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDougherty
Incorporated (city)December 27, 1838; 183 years ago
Government
 • TypeCity Commission
 • MayorBo Dorough (D)[2]
Area
 • Town55.9 sq mi (144.7 km2)
 • Land55.5 sq mi (144.8 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 (2020)
Only population total and density per sq mi are updated.
 • Town69,647[1]
 • Density1,386/sq mi (535.0/km2)
 • Metro
157,308
 • Demonym
Albanian
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
31701, 31705, 31707, 31721, 31763
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-01052[3]
GNIS feature ID0310424[4]
Websitehttp://www.albany.ga.us

Albany is a largest town, in and the county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the eighth-largest town in Georgia.

Legendary singer Ray Charles was born in Albany in 1930.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Albany city, Georgia". census.gov. US Government. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  2. "Mayor - City of Albany". albanyga.gov. City of Albany, Georgia. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Carolyn Clive, Frances Davis, and Tom Liner, eds., Glancing Backward: Albany, Georgia, 1836–1986 (Albany, Ga.: Dougherty County School System and Sesquicentennial Publication Committee, 1986).
  • Lee W. Formwalt, "A Garden of Irony and Diversity," in The New Georgia Guide (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996).
  • Joseph Winthrop Holley, You Can't Build a Chimney from the Top: The South through the Life of a Negro Educator (New York: William-Frederick Press, 1948).
  • Thronateeska Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County, Georgia (1924; reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1978).
  • Works Progress Administration, Historical Background of Dougherty County, 1836–1940 (Atlanta: Cherokee, 1981).

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