Albany, Texas

Albany, Texas

View of the downtown area of Albany, Texas, seat of Shackelford County, Texas. Photograph Credit: Carol M. Highsmith, Public Domain Photo via the Library of Congress.

Albany, the county seat of Shackelford County, is at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 283, in the central part of the county. The townsite was donated by Henry C. Jacobs, the first sheriff. William Cruger named the town for his former home, Albany, Georgia. One of the town's Bicentennial projects was a rock fountain dedicated to the memory of the Georgia volunteers killed in the Goliad Massacre during the Texas Revolution.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
1,973 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,034 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,921 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,962 1990 Texas Demographic Center
2,450 1980 Texas Demographic Center
1,978 1970 Texas Demographic Center
2,200 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,255 1950 Texas Demographic Center
2,230 1940 Texas Demographic Center
2,422 1930 Texas Demographic Center
1,469 1920 Texas Demographic Center
999 1900 Texas Demographic Center
857 1890 Texas Demographic Center
129 1880 Texas Demographic Center