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Welcome to Albany ...

Albany is located in Carroll County<1>.

The location of Albany has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Albany, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1848.

When the people of Albany refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albanian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albany has a population of 748 people<4> (see below for details).

Albany is 2,990 feet [911 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Albany is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Albany lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Albany lies within the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albany had an population of 748 people. This is an increase of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albany had a population of 735 people. This makes Albany the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Albany represents 0.06% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 735 people, the population of Albany increased 12.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 654 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albany.

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), Nebraska, 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.

  • Conway
  • Moultonborough
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moultonborough
    • Moultonborough lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moultonborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moultonborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moultonborough<7>
  • Fryeburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryeburg
    • Fryeburg lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fryeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryeburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fryeburg<7>
  • Tamworth
  • Bartlett
  • Madison
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,632 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Thornton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<7>
  • Tuftonboro
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuftonboro
    • Tuftonboro lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuftonboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuftonboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuftonboro<7>
  • Brownfield
  • Freedom
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Albany.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,593 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<7>

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albany ...

Looking for more information about Albany? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albany.

Adding Albany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albany in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections 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 1848.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Albany.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Albany. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Carroll, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albany.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albany) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9617, Longitude: -71.2751       In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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