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Welcome to Albany ...

So far, we found very little information about Albany. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Albany to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Albany, please Contact Us.

Albany would have been located within present day Sheridan County<2>.

The location of Albany has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Albany, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

When the people of Albany referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Albanian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Albany is 3,790 feet [1,155 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Albany is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Albany was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Albany (for example, toward Cody), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

If Albany still existed, it would have been in the (308) area code.

Communities Also Named Albany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 33 communities that are also named Albany - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Minnesota, Missouri (3), New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albany.

Communities near Albany ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albany.

  • Gordon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Rushville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Rushville is located in Sheridan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville <6>
  • Batesland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
    • Batesland is located in Oglala Lakota County (SD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland <6>
  • Clinton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton is located in Sheridan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
  • Denby
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denby
    • Denby is located in Oglala Lakota County (SD)
  • Whiteclay
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Wounded Knee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Pine Ridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Porcupine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Manderson - White Horse Creek
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Manderson - White Horse Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson - White Horse Creek
    • Manderson - White Horse Creek is located in Oglala Lakota County (SD)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albany.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albany. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany. See our Newspapers Page for Albany.

Adding Albany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albany in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Albany was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Albany post office opened in 1886.

We also found Albany on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Albany.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Albany, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Sheridan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Albany refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Albany may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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