The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Albany (Georgia)
ALBANY, Ga., city and county-seat of Dougherty County, on the Albany & North Seaboard Air Line, Central Ga. and Plant System railroads, at the head of navigation on the Flint River, about 175 miles west from Savannah. The city has large manufacturing interests in lumber, cotton, bricks, etc., and is the centre of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the State. It is governed by a mayor and a council and maintains municipal gas and electric lighting plants and waterworks. Pop. (1910) 8,190; (1916) 12,500.