Albany, Texas

city in Shackelford County, Texas, United States

Albany is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Shackelford County.[1] About 2,032 people lived there in 2010.[2] The city was named for Albany, Georgia.[1] The Cook oilfields were discovered in 1926.[1] They became a large part of the local economy. Ranching is the main occupation, raising sheep and cattle. The town slogan is "Albany, the Home of the Hereford."[1]

Albany
City
The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany.
The Shackelford County Courthouse in Albany.
Map of Albany
Map of Albany
Coordinates: 32°43′37″N 99°17′14″W / 32.72694°N 99.28722°W / 32.72694; -99.28722Coordinates: 32°43′37″N 99°17′14″W / 32.72694°N 99.28722°W / 32.72694; -99.28722
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyShackelford
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
1,414 ft (431 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,032
 • Density1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
76430
Area code(s)325
FIPS code48-01648
GNIS feature ID1329326

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "ALBANY, TEXAS". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. "Albany, Texas". City data. Onboard Informatics. Retrieved 7 April 2015.