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Welcome to Albany ...

Albany is located in Berks County<1>.

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

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

Albany is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Albany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Albany: This one is located in Berks County and the other is located in Fayette County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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 Hampshire, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, 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.

  • Reading [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
    • Reading [Berks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2018: 88,495 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<6>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2018: 13,555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<6>
  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Palmerton [Carbon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
    • Palmerton [Carbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Albany
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,344 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehighton
      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
      • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<6>
    • Kutztown [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kutztown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kutztown
      • Kutztown [Berks County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kutztown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kutztown<6>
    • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
      • Jim Thorpe [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Thorpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe<6>
    • Hamburg [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Berks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<6>
    • Slatington [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slatington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slatington
      • Slatington [Lehigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slatington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slatington<6>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Albany, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Albany.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Berks County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Berks County: www.co.berks.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Berks, 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 have 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 40.6168, Longitude: -75.8666       In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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