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Our Genealogy Helper for Albany ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Albany (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Albany. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Albany is located in Shackelford County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shackelford County: Callahan, Eastland, Haskell, Jones, Stephens, Taylor & Throckmorton.

Below are the counties that are near Albany. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Albany:

  • Shackelford County     (The home county of Albany)
    • Fort Griffin [Shackelford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Griffin
      • Fort Griffin [Shackelford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Griffin
    • Moran [Shackelford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moran
      • Moran [Shackelford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moran<3>
  • Callahan County
    • Baird [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
      • Baird [Callahan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baird<3>
    • Putnam [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam [Callahan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Putnam<3>
    • Clyde [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Callahan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • Belle Plain [Callahan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plain
      • Belle Plain [Callahan County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eula [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eula
      • Eula [Callahan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eula
  • Eastland County
    • Cisco [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
      • Cisco [Eastland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<3>
    • Eastland [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastland
      • Eastland [Eastland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastland<3>
    • Olden [Eastland County]
    • Ranger [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Eastland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<3>
  • Haskell County
    • Haskell [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haskell
      • Haskell [Haskell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haskell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haskell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haskell<3>
  • Jones County
    • Lueders [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lueders
      • Lueders [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lueders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lueders
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lueders<3>
    • Fort Phantom Hill [Jones County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Phantom Hill
      • Fort Phantom Hill [Jones County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Phantom Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Avoca [Jones County]
    • Funston [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funston
      • Funston [Jones County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
    • Hawley [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
      • Hawley [Jones County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawley<3>
    • Stamford [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford [Jones County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<3>
    • Anson [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anson
      • Anson [Jones County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anson<3>
  • Stephens County
    • Eolian [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eolian
      • Eolian [Stephens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eolian
    • Eureka [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Stephens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Breckenridge [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
      • Breckenridge [Stephens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breckenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breckenridge<3>
    • Gunsight [Stephens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
      • Gunsight [Stephens County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunsight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Necessity [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necessity
      • Necessity [Stephens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necessity
    • Caddo [Stephens County]
  • Taylor County
    • Hamby [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamby
      • Hamby [Taylor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamby
    • Impact [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Impact
      • Impact [Taylor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Impact have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Impact
    • Abilene [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abilene
      • Abilene [Taylor County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123,420 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abilene<3>
    • Tye [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tye
      • Tye [Taylor County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tye<3>
  • Throckmorton County
    • Woodson [Throckmorton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodson
      • Woodson [Throckmorton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodson<3>
    • Throckmorton [Throckmorton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Throckmorton
      • Throckmorton [Throckmorton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Throckmorton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Throckmorton<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Albany, see our County-by-County Page for Albany.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Albany ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Albany.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Albany. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Albany and those printed in the larger area surrounding Albany.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Albany.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Albany:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Albany ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Albany.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Albany covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Lynch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lynch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Cemetery
  • Greer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Albany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer Cemetery
  • Parrish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parrish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parrish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parrish Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish Cemetery
  • Johnson Cemetery
  • Baker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Baker Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
  • Moran Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Plum Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plum Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Plum Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Plum Branch Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Branch Cemetery
    • Ft. Griffin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Griffin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Griffin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Griffin Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Griffin Cemetery
    • Cauble Family Cemetery
    • Battle Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Battle Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Battle Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Battle Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek Cemetery
    • Brushy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brushy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brushy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brushy Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Cemetery
    • Buck Mtn. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buck Mtn. Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buck Mtn. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buck Mtn. Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Mtn. Cemetery
    • Ledbetter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ledbetter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ledbetter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ledbetter Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledbetter Cemetery
    • Rising Sun Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rising Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rising Sun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rising Sun Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Albany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Albany had a population of 857 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Albany had a population of 1,934 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Albany, with the one closest to Albany listed first.

  • Albany [Shackelford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Shackelford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Albany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 857 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,934 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albany had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<3>
  • Fort Griffin [Shackelford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Griffin
    • Fort Griffin [Shackelford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Albany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Griffin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Griffin
  • Eolian [Stephens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eolian
    • Eolian [Stephens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Albany
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eolian had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eolian
  • Phantom Hill [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phantom Hill
    • Phantom Hill [Jones County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Albany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phantom Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phantom Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phantom Hill
  • Breckenridge [Stephens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
    • Breckenridge [Stephens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Albany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 462 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,423 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Breckenridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breckenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breckenridge<3>
  • Baird [Callahan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
    • Baird [Callahan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Albany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 850 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,486 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baird had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baird<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Clyde [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Callahan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,823 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clyde had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • Putnam [Callahan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam [Callahan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Albany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Putnam had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Putnam<3>
    • Gunsight [Stephens County] - Historic
      • While Gunsight was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
      • Gunsight [Stephens County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 255 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gunsight had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunsight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elmdale [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmdale
      • Elmdale [Taylor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Albany
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elmdale had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmdale
    • Belle Plain [Callahan County] - Historic
      • While Belle Plain was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plain
      • Belle Plain [Callahan County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Albany
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belle Plain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wayland [Stephens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Stephens County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Albany
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wayland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
    • Cisco [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
      • Cisco [Eastland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,063 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,784 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Albany. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albany.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Albany ...

While our initial data about Albany came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Albany in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Albany.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Albany:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Albany in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Albany for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Albany. See our Misc Page for Albany for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Shackelford County

About Texas

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 State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Albany) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albany. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlbanyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7267, Longitude: -99.2954       In this case, the coordinates for Albany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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