Albany, Georgia

city in and county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States

Albany is a city in and the county seat of Dougherty County, Georgia, United States. Albany is in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 69,647 at the 2020 U.S. Census,[1] making it the twelfth-largest city in Georgia.

Albany, Georgia
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; -84.16556
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (city)December 27, 1838; 183 years ago
 • TypeCity Commission
 • City55.9 sq mi (144.7 km2)
 • Land55.5 sq mi (144.8 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
203 ft (62 m)
 • City69,647
 • Density1,386/sq mi (535.0/km2)
 • Metro
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
31701, 31705, 31707, 31721, 31763
Area code229
FIPS code13-01052[2]
GNIS feature ID0310424[3]

Legendary singer Ray Charles was born in Albany in 1930.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Albany city, Georgia". US Government. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

Further reading change

  • 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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