The New International Encyclopædia/Albany (Missouri)
ALBANY. A city and county seat of Gentry Co., Mo., 50 miles northeast of St. Joseph, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (Map: Missouri, B 1). It is a residential place, with commercial interests and some industrial establishments, but is known primarily as the seat of Central Christian College (Christian), opened in 1892, and of the Northwest Missouri College (Methodist Episcopal, South), opened in 1893. Settled in 1840 and incorporated about two years later, Albany is governed, under a charter of 1897, by a mayor, biennially elected, and a city council. The water works and electric light plant are owned and operated by the municipality. Pop., 1890, 1334; 1900, 2025.