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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Albany Lights

1889

 
 
Albany Lights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
1. Albany Lights Marker
Inscription. On February 9, 1889, the first electric lights brightened Broad and Washington Street in Albany. The City had the first Edison municipal incandescent system ever erected in the South, making Albany famous and attracting tourists from throughout the state to see the new lighting system.
 
Erected by the City of Albany.
 
Location. 31° 34.623′ N, 84° 9.15′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker can be reached from West Broad Avenue west of North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the sidewalk in front of the Albany Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 West Broad Avenue, Albany GA 31701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.B. (Chevene Bowers) King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedom Alley and City Hall (about 500 feet away); Colonel Nelson Tift (about 600 feet away); Dougherty County (about 600 feet away); The Bridge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ray Charles (approx. mile away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Albany Movement (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
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Albany Lights Marker is in sidewalk next to the bush. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
2. Albany Lights Marker is in sidewalk next to the bush.
Albany Lights Marker looking west on Broad Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
3. Albany Lights Marker looking west on Broad Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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