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Encyclopedia > Albany, Georgia
City of Albany, Georgia
Official seal of City of Albany, Georgia
Seal
Nickname: 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, -84.16556
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dougherty
Government
 - Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. (D)
Area
 - City  55.9 sq mi (44.7 km²)
 - Land  55.5 sq mi (144.8 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.9 km²)
Elevation  203 ft (62 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 76,939 (city proper)
 - Density 1,385.5/sq mi (535.0/km²)
 - Metro 162,800 (2,004)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-01052GR2
GNIS feature ID 0310424GR3
Website: Albany, Georgia

Albany is a city located in southwest Georgia. It is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat of Dougherty CountyGR6. Image File history File links AlbanyGaCitySeal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Dougherty_County_Georgia_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Albany_Highlighted. ... Dougherty County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... The U.S. state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. ... Dougherty County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 229 is the telephone area code serving the state of Georgia. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Southwest Georgia is a fourteen-county region in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dougherty County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...

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Geography

Albany is located at (31.582273, -84.165557)GR1.


The total area is 0.59% water. Albany lies in a belt of rich farmland in the East Gulf coastal plain on the banks of the Flint River. The Flint River is an approximately 150 mi (240 km) long river, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Demographics

MSA

According to the Bureau of Census, the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had an estimated population of 163,961 and ranked #232 in the U.S. in 2006. (The MSA consisists of Dougherty, Terrell, Lee, Worth, and Baker Counties.) Map of Georgia highlighting the Albany metropolitan area. ... Terrell County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Worth County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Baker County is a county in the Georgia. ...


City

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 76,939 people, 28,620 households, and 18,889 families residing in the city. The population density was 535.0/km² (1,385.5/mi²). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


There were 32,062 housing units at an average density of 222.9/km² (577.3/mi²).

The Albany Government Center in downtown.
The Albany Government Center in downtown.

The racial makeup of the city was 33.21% White, 64.80% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 302 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 302 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 28,620 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $28,639, and the median income for a family was $33,843. Males had a median income of $30,204 versus $22,268 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,485. About 21.5% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Nelson Tift, founder of Albany, Georgia
Nelson Tift, founder of Albany, Georgia

The area where Albany is located was formerly inhabited by the Creek Indians. They called it Thronateeska after the flint found near the river. The Creeks used this stone to make arrowheads and other tools. Image File history File links Nelson_Tift. ... Image File history File links Nelson_Tift. ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... This article is about the sedimentary rock. ... Traditional target arrow and replica medieval arrow. ...


Connecticut businessman Nelson Tift settled along the Flint River in October, 1836 and named the new town Albany, after New York's state capital because they both sit at the navigable head of a river. Some historians have cited that Albany was not founded by Nelson Tift, but was founded by a group of Quakers who settled along the banks of the Flint River-having exhausted the navigatable waters of the river. These Quakers named their new found settlement "Albany" because it was the same distance up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, as it was up the Flint River to their new settlement. The historical accounts of the day are that Nelson Tift actually purchased the land from the Quakers on account of the fact that the Quakers were forced to return to New York having encountered a hostile climate and Native American populuation; and, as a consequence, Nelson Tift did not actually found Albany, Georgia. Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Nelson Tift (July 23, 1810 – November 21, 1891) was an American jurist, businessman, soldier and politician from the state of Georgia. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Albany. ... This article is about the state. ... A river or canal is Navigatable if the water is deep and wide enough, and not flowing too fast. ...


The city was laid out by Alexander Shotwell in 1836. The city was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly of Georgia on December 27, 1838[1]. | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Surrounded by a prosperous farming region which produced large amounts of cotton, Albany was in a prime location for transportation of cotton by steamboats on the river, over which Tift had Horace King, a former slave, build a toll bridge in 1858. Albany later became a railroad hub and there is an exhibit on trains at the Thronateeska Heritage Center, which is located at the old railroad station. For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... Paying toll on passing a bridge. ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ...


In 1841 the Flint river flooded the city. 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


On April 11, 1906, the Carnegie Library opened downtown. It functioned as a library until 1985. In 1992 it reopened as the headquarters of the Albany Area Arts Council. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1911 the first airmail flight in the U.S. was inaugurated and the first airmail stamp was struck, both in Albany. Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Airmail imprint on an envelope (Thailand) Airmail (or air mail) is mail that is transported by aircraft. ... An airmail etiquette, often shortened to just etiquette, is an adhesive label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail. ...


In 1912 the U.S. Postoffice and Courthouse building opened downtown. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1925 the Flint river again flooded the city. Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1937 Chehaw park was established as a part of a New Deal program. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ...


On February 10, 1940, a severe tornado killed eighteen people and caused wide scale damage. Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ...


In the summer of 1940 a Major Peacock approached the Albany Chamber of Commerce about the possibility of locating an Army Air Corp training base in Albany. Construction under the Army Corp of Engineers began March 25, 1941. The field was temporarily deactivated between August 15, 1946 and September 1, 1947 but then reactivated to support the Cold War, with the US Air Force stationing B-52 units and support units there. A number of other missions were hosted at Turner Air Force Base [1] as the base was renamed. Among them were the 1370th Photomapping Group [2], and refueling and maintenance functions. The base was transferred to control of the US Navy in 1967 and was deactivated in 1974. In 1979 the Miller Brewing Company purchased part of the property to build a new brewing plant. [3] For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Turner AFB, 3 January 1964 Turner Air Base is a former United States Air Force base near Albany, Georgia. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


In 1951 the Marine Corps established a large base on the eastern outskirts of the city. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1960 the population reached 50,000. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Albany Movement played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy, were arrested with approximately 250 other protesters on December 16, 1961 while attempting to desegregate government buildings. The Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum is located in the former Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Albany Movement was a desegregation group formed in Albany, Georgia on November 17, 1961. ... Historically, various popular movements struggling for social justice and democratic rights since the Second World War were known as civil rights movement, most famously the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which struggled for equal rights for African-Americans. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... Ralph David Abernathy (March 21, 1926 - April 17, 1990) was an American civil rights leader. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation, most commonly used in reference to the United States. ...


In 1994 there was another severe flood, caused by Tropical Storm Alberto, killing 14 people and displacing 22,000. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Lowest pressure 993 mbar (hPa) Damages $700 million (2005 dollars) Fatalities 30 direct Areas affected Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia Part of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season Tropical Storm Alberto was the first storm of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


In 1998 the Flint river crested at 35 feet, once again flooding parts of Albany. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Albany in The Souls of Black Folk

In W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk (1903), Albany was featured in several chapters as a typical African American rural town in the South. In the book, Du Bois discussed the culture, agribusiness, and economy of the region. Du Bois described Albany as a small town where local sharecroppers lived. Much of the soil had been depleted of nutrients because of intense cotton cultivation. Once a bustling community full of cotton gins and toiling slaves, the place had declined steadily in the late 1800s as the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation drastically altered the demographics and economy of Albany. Du Bois wrote that Dougherty County had many decaying one-room slave cabins and unfenced land. Despite the problems, local folklore, customs, and the culture made Albany a unique town in the South. This article or section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The title page of the second edition The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Emancipation Proclamation Reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. ...


Government

Elected officials include a mayor and six city commissioners, all of whom serve four-year terms. The commissioners represent the wards from which they are elected. There is also an appointed city manager who acts as the chief administrative officer. The city has been governed by a city commission and city manager since January 14, 1924. [2]. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A Commissioner is one of various classes of persons who holds an office by virtue of a commission in the normally from the head of state, particularly of a state in the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A chief administrative officer (or CAO) is a corporate officer responsible for management of the personnel of the corporation. ...


Economy

An M88 Recovery Vehicle at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany undergoes depot maintenance in 2005.
An M88 Recovery Vehicle at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany undergoes depot maintenance in 2005.

Although Albany has expanded considerably in the past few decades, it is still able to retain the population and environment of a Southern town. Today, although the city is still surrounded by pecan groves, pine trees, farms and plantations, almost none of the population is employed in agriculture. Image File history File links Defense-12. ... Image File history File links Defense-12. ... The M88 is one of the largest all weather Armored Recovery Vehicles currently in use by U.S. Armed Forces, dwarfing the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. ... Georgia Rocks Join the Marines . ... Binomial name Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh. ... This article deals with the tree; for the e-mail client see Pine email client Species About 115. ... For other uses, see Farm (disambiguation). ... Fundamentally, a plantation is usually a large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or trees and the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers. ...


Health care, education and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are the largest employers. Manufacturing, transportation, and retail trade are also important foundations of Albany's economy and the city acts as a hub for commerce in southwest Georgia. A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ...


Top ten employers in Dougherty County

(excludes City of Albany, Dougherty County, and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany) Georgia Rocks Join the Marines . ...

Procter & Gamble Co. ... Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires, as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread industry. ... Albany State University (ASU) is an historically black institution of the University System of Georgia located in Albany, Georgia. ... Miller Brewing Company is the second largest American beermaker and is based in Milwaukee. ... Merck & Co. ... Teleperformance USA, a subsidiary company of SR. Teleperformance is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Coats plc is the worlds largest sewing thread and needlecraft supplies manufacturer, processor, and distributor, with 25,000 employees and plants in more than 65 countries while the companys products are sold in 150 countries. ... For the Regional Bell Operating Company created in 1984 as a holding company, see BellSouth. ...

Other notable companies

Georgia-Pacific Corp. ... Mars, Incorporated is a world-wide manufacturer of confectionery, petfood and other food products with $18 billion (USD) in annual sales (2005). ... Thrush Aircraft is a US aircraft manufacturer based in Albany, Georgia. ...

Transportation

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) is serviced by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a regional carrier for Delta. Both UPS and DHL use the airport as a sorting facility. Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (IATA: ABY, ICAO: KABY) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Albany, in Dougherty County, Georgia. ... Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) is an American airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 150 destinations as a Delta Connection carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... A DHL Boeing 757. ...


Freight rail service is provided by Georgia Southwestern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway. The Georgia Southwestern Railroad is a short line railroad company operating in southwestern Georgia and a small portion of Alabama. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ...


Greyhound Lines offers intercity transportation to locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...


Albany Transit System, operated by the city from 1974, provides fixed-route and paratransit services in Albany and Dougherty county, including service to the airport. The main transfer station is downtown.


Albany is located on Georgia State Route 300 (Georgia-Florida Parkway). Georgia State Route 300, also called the Georgia-Florida Parkway, begins at I-75 exit 99 at Cordele in Crisp County and ends at the Georgia-Florida line below Thomasville in Thomas County. ...


Education

The Dougherty County School System and several private schools provide primary and secondary education. Private schools include Far Horizons Montessori School, Deerfield-Windsor School, Sherwood Christian Academy, Byne Memorial Baptist School, St. Theresa's Catholic School and Life Christian School. Dougherty County School System is a school district in Albany, Georgia Schools Albany High School See also List of school districts in Georgia External links Dougherty County School System Categories: Incomplete lists | School districts in Georgia | Georgia (U.S. state) ...


Albany is home to the historically black Albany State University (ASU) and Darton College. Both are part of the University System of Georgia. In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Albany State University (ASU) is an historically black institution of the University System of Georgia located in Albany, Georgia. ... Darton College is a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, located in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, U.S.. The population of the MSA was 162,800 in 2004. ... The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. ...


Albany Technical College [3] provides tertiary occupational education. Students attend a lecture at a tertiary institution. ... A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ...


Health care

Albany is the home of a not-for-profit regional health system with a 26 county cachement area with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital [4] at its hub. Palmyra Medical Centers [5] is a for-profit hospital.


Sports

Club Sport League Venue Logo
South Georgia Peanuts Baseball South Coast League Paul Eames Sports Complex
South Georgia Wildcats Arena Football AF2, American Conference, Southern Division James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center South Georgia Wildcats Logo

The Albany Baseball Team is a future team of the South Coast League, to be based in Albany, Georgia. ... This article is about the sport. ... The South Coast League of Professional Baseball, based in Bluffton, South Carolina, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Southeastern United States. ... The Paul Eames Sports Complex is a minor league and baseball stadium, located in Albany, Georgia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Cape Fear Wildcats was a professional arena football team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Gray Civic Center is a 8,330-seat multi-purpose arena in Albany, Georgia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Local attractions

Museums and the arts

Albany Municipal Auditorium
Albany Municipal Auditorium

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x828, 391 KB) Ama (pearl diver) in Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x828, 391 KB) Ama (pearl diver) in Japan. ... The Gray Civic Center is a 8,330-seat multi-purpose arena in Albany, Georgia. ... Albany Municipal Auditorium The Albany Municipal Auditorium, located in downtown Albany, Georgia, U.S., was built in 1915 to replace a wooden auditorium on the same site used for chautauqua programs. ... The Albany Museum of Art is located in Albany, Georgia, U.S. // The museum is a non-profit organization governed by a 28 member elected board of directors. ... Entrance to the RiverQuarium The Flint RiverQuarium is a 15,000 sq. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo A zoological garden, zoological park, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... Theatre Albany is an amateur production company in downtown Albany, Georgia, U.S. It presents six major productions annually. ...

Parks and monuments

The new archway over Oglethorpe Boulevard at Front Street welcomes visitors to downtown Albany.
The new archway over Oglethorpe Boulevard at Front Street welcomes visitors to downtown Albany.
The Rosenberg Brothers Department Store, now headquarters of The Albany Herald.
The Rosenberg Brothers Department Store, now headquarters of The Albany Herald.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 266 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 266 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 244 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 244 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Confederate Memorial Park in Albany, Georgia, United States is located on Philema Road across from The Parks at Chehaw. ... The Radium Springs Casino 1920s Radium Springs is located in Dougherty County, Georgia, U.S. It is an unincorporated community on the southeast outskirts of Albany. ... The Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia are generally acknowledged to be: Amicalola Falls Okefenokee Swamp Providence Canyon Radium Springs Stone Mountain Tallulah Gorge Warm Springs References Geogia Encyclopedia Category: ... The Royal Air Force Memorial in Albany, Georgia, United States, honors the British Royal Air Force Cadets buried in Albany and stands as a memorial to all British cadets who trained in the U.S. during World War II. It is located in Crown Hill Cemetery. ...

Registered historic places

  • Albany District Pecan Growers' Exchange
  • Albany Housefurnishing Company
  • Albany Municipal Auditorium [19][20]
  • Albany Railroad Depot Historic District
  • Bridge House (Albany, Georgia) [21]
  • Carnegie Library of Albany
  • Davis-Exchange Bank Building
  • John A. Davis House
  • Lustron House at 1200 Fifth Avenue
  • Lustron House at 711 Ninth Avenue
  • Mount Zion Baptist Church [22]
  • New Albany Hotel [23]
  • Old St. Teresa's Catholic Church
  • Rosenberg Brothers Department Store
  • Samuel Farkas House
  • St. Nicholas Hotel
  • Tift Park
  • U.S. Post Office and Courthouse [24]
  • Union Depot (Albany, Georgia)
  • W. E. Smith House

Albany Municipal Auditorium The Albany Municipal Auditorium, located in downtown Albany, Georgia, U.S., was built in 1915 to replace a wooden auditorium on the same site used for chautauqua programs. ... The Captain John A. Davis House is currently used as a theater, Theatre Albany. ... The Lustron house was developed in the post-World War II era in response to the shortage of houses for returning GIs. ... The Rosenberg Brothers Department Store building is located in downtown Albany, Georgia, U.S. The three-story brick structure was built in 1924 in an Italianate/Neo-Renaissance Classical Revival style by J.C. Hind and J. T. Murphy. ...

Notable Albanians

Composer, pianist, and singer Ray Charles
Composer, pianist, and singer Ray Charles

Image File history File links Ray_Charles_(cropped). ... Image File history File links Ray_Charles_(cropped). ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ... Nellie Brimberry (?-?), of Albany, Georgia, became the first Postmistress of a major United States Post Office in 1910. ... If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article is about the novel Soul Music. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Olympic medalist is the winner of a medal in one of the Olympic games. ... The word jumper has many meanings: A jumper is a garment. ... Alice Coachman (born November 9, 1923 in Albany, Georgia) was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Field Mob is a US hip hop duo originally from Albany, Georgia composed of artists Shawn Timothy Johnson (aka. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... William Levi Dawson (April 26, 1886 - November 9, 1970) was an African American politician and lawyer who was involved in local politics in Illinois, representing that state for over twenty-seven years in the United States House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Chef (disambiguation). ... Paulas Home Cooking is a Food Network show hosted by Paula Deen. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Jim Fowler (born April 9, 1932 in Albany, Georgia) is a professional zoologist and was host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom. ... Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom, or simply Wild Kingdom, is an American television show that features wildlife and nature. ... Edward Skip Gnehm Edward William Gnehm, Jr. ... This is a list of ambassadors from the United States. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... Thomas J. Hennen (born August 17, 1952) is a American astronaut who acted as a Payload Specialist on STS-44. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The trumpet is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was a popular United States musician and band leader, and a well-known trumpet virtuoso. ... This article is about the day. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Field Mob is a US hip hop duo originally from Albany, Georgia composed of artists Shawn Timothy Johnson (aka. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Edward Vason Jones (August 3, 1909 - 1980), a neoclassical architect and member of the Georgia School of Classicism, began his career in 1936 with the design and construction of the Gillionville Plantation near his hometown of Albany, Georgia. ... Hamilton Jordan William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan (born September 21, 1944) served as White House Chief of Staff in 1979 - 1980 and was a key advisor and strategist for President Jimmy Carter. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... This article is about the sport. ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California) is one of the most accomplished women in the history of professional womens golf. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... Amelia Marshall, in a still from All My Children. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Jo Marie Payton Jo Marie Payton (Born August 3, 1950 in Albany, Georgia) is an African-American actress, who starred as Harriette Winslow on Family Matters and its parent series Perfect Strangers. ... Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class, black family living in Chicago. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Paul Preuss (born March 7, 1942 in Albany, Georgia) is a U.S. writer of science fiction, science articles and also a science consultant for film companies. ... 1964 Topps baseball card #78 Merritt Thomas Ranew (born May 10, 1938 in Albany, Georgia) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... From First to Last (sometimes shortened to FFTL) is an American post-hardcore band. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Wallingford Riegger (29 April 1885 - 2 April 1961) was an American music composer, well known for orchestral. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Bobby Lee Rush (born November 23, 1946) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 1st District of Illinois (map). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Angelo F. Taylor (born December 29, 1978) is an American athlete, winner of 400 m hurdles at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Mark Fletcher Taylor, is currently serving his second term as lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Georgia is a constitutional officer of the state, elected to a 4-year term by popular vote. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ...

Local media

Newspapers

  • The Albany Herald [25]
  • The Albany Southwest Georgian historically Black Newspaper founded by A.C. Searles
  • The Albany Journal Published since 1939

Albany Herald. ...

Television stations

WALB channel 10 (Mediacom channels 3 & digital 810 ), is the NBC television affiliate in Albany, Georgia, (DMA 145) serving the southwestern part of the state. ... WABW-TV channel 14 (digital 5), part of the GPB network, serves Albany and southwestern Georgia, from its transmitter in Pelham. ... Pelham is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, United States. ... WFXL is the FOX network affiliate in Albany, Georgia. ... WSWG is the UPN affiliate station in Valdosta, Georgia, serving the Georgia portion of the Tallahassee market, and nearby Albany, Georgia. ...

FM radio stations

  • 88.5 W203AT (religious; translator for KEAR)
  • 89.3 WBJY (religious)
  • 90.3 WAEF (religious)
  • 90.7 WWXC (religious, bluegrass)
  • 91.7 WUNV (NPR - news, classical) [30]
  • 92.7 WASU (Albany State University - college, jazz, urban)
  • 93.1 WSRD (religious, talk)
  • 95.5 The Beat (hip hop)
  • 96.3 WJIZ (urban)[31]
  • 97.3 WRAK "Magic 97.3" (adult contemporary)[32]
  • 98.1 WMRZ "Kiss" (adult urban)[33]
  • 100.3 WOBB "B-100"(country)[34]
  • 101.7 WQVE "V101.7"(Urban AC)[35]
  • 102.1 WNUQ "Q102" (Top 40)[36]
  • 102.5 W273AE (religious; translator for WYFK)
  • 103.5 WJAD "Rock 103" (classic and mainstream rock) (Leesburg, Georgia)[37]
  • 104.5 WKAK "K-Country" (country)[38]
  • 105.5 WZBN(Blues) "105.5 Southern Soul"[39]
  • 106.1 WRXZ "Hot 106" (rap)
  • 107.7 WEGC "Mix 107.7" (adult contemporary)

KEAR is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station in San Francisco, California, which runs programming from Family Radio. ... Albany State University (ASU) is an historically black institution of the University System of Georgia located in Albany, Georgia. ... Leesburg is a city located in Lee County, Georgia. ...

AM radio stations

  • 960 WJYZ (gospel)
  • 1250 WSRA (ESPN sports)
  • 1450 WGPC (sports)
  • 1590 WALG (news, talk)

Miscellaneous

  • Albany, Texas was named in 1873 by county clerk William Cruger after his former home of Albany, Georgia. [40]
  • The new U.S. federal courthouse in downtown Albany is dedicated to civil rights attorney C.B. King.
  • US Vice President Dick Cheney often comes to Albany and the surrounding areas to hunt quail.
  • Nicknames for Albany include:
    • Artesian City
    • Good Life City
    • Pecan Capital of the World
    • Quail Hunting Capital of the World
  • In 1972 the manager of a local theater, Mr. Jenkins, was convicted of "distributing obscene material" for showing the film Carnal Knowledge, in Jenkins v. Georgia.
  • Some Albanians pronounce the name as allBENny with emphasis on the second syllable, while others pronounce it ALLbany with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Albany is a city located in Shackelford County, Texas. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Dick Cheney 46th and current Vice President (2001- ) The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Geological strata giving rise to an Artesian well. ... Binomial name Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh. ... Genera Coturnix Anurophasis Perdicula Ophrysia † See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. ... Carnal Knowledge is a 1971 American drama film. ...

References

  1. ^ Turner AFB. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  2. ^ 1370th Photomapping and Charting Group. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  3. ^ History of Turner Field Albany Georgia. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Coordinates: 31.582273° N 84.165557° W
Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Albany (2057 words)
Albany, the seat of Dougherty County, has been the commercial hub of southwest Georgia for most of its history.
Albany experienced its greatest population growth in the 1940s and 1950s, when its total population almost tripled, to 55,890 in 1960.
The groundwork for organized protest against segregation in Albany was laid with the establishment of a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in the wake of World War I and its revitalization in the 1940s.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Albany Movement (1368 words)
In 1961 Albany witnessed the intersection of some of these local efforts with those of three young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers—Charles Sherrod, Cordell Reagon, and Charles Jones—who had come to the Albany area to conduct a voter registration drive.
Out of Albany emerged the SNCC Freedom Singers, including Albany native Bernice Johnson Reagon, who brought this rich musical tradition, borrowed from the rural Baptist churches, to other communities around the nation.
From Albany, SNCC workers and others led protest actions in nearby Americus and Moultrie, and African Americans in other southwest Georgia towns and counties were inspired to challenge their local white power structures.
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