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Albany, Georgia

county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States

Albany is a city, 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 city in Georgia.[1]

City of Albany, Georgia
City
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
Government
 • MayorDorothy Hubbard (D)
Area
 • City55.9 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
 (2010)[1]
 • City77,434 (city proper)
 • Density1,385.5/sq mi (535.0/km2)
 • Metro
157,308
 • Demonym
Albanian
 2010 metro pop.[2]
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

Legendary singer Ray Charles was born in Albany in 1930.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Albany (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas:April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (CBSA-EST2007-01)" (CSV). 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 27, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2008.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Further readingEdit

  • 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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