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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Albany, Georgia

Clickable Map of Dougherty County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dougherty County, GA (32) Baker County, GA (3) Calhoun County, GA (3) Lee County, GA (6) Mitchell County, GA (9) Terrell County, GA (11) Worth County, GA (5)  DoughertyCounty(32) Dougherty County (32)  BakerCounty(3) Baker County (3)  CalhounCounty(3) Calhoun County (3)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  MitchellCounty(9) Mitchell County (9)  TerrellCounty(11) Terrell County (11)  WorthCounty(5) Worth County (5)
Albany is the county seat for Dougherty County
Albany is in Dougherty County
      Dougherty County (32)  
      Baker County (3)  
      Calhoun County (3)  
      Lee County (6)  
      Mitchell County (9)  
      Terrell County (11)  
      Worth County (5)  
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1 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 47-3 — Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee
Governor George Busbee (1927-2004) and his family lived in this ranch style home (c.1956) from 1962 until 1983. Busbee launched his underdog campaign from this residence in 1974 to become Georgia’s 77th governor with the slogan, “Elect a . . . Map (db m117147) HM
2 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Albany Lights1889
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 . . . Map (db m117163) HM
3 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Albany Municipal AuditoriumBuilt 1916
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186981) HM
4 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Albany Theatre
Lower Retail and Upper Atrium Executive Office Suites A preservation project of Oglethorpe Development Group, Inc., and The Friends of Albany Theatre, Inc. Construction is supported in part by a Save America’s Treasures Grant Administered by . . . Map (db m186901) HM
5 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 047-3 — Albany’s First Brick House
Built of brick hauled from Macon by wagon, this house was completed in 1860 by Congressman William E. (Tete) Smith for his bride, Caroline Williams Smith. The interior trim and mahogany stair rail came from New York; the furnishings were imported . . . Map (db m40531) HM
6 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — British Royal Air Force Memorial
This tree was planted by British Royal Air Force Veterans who learned their flying skills in the U.S.A.A.F. Southeast Army Air Corps during 1941-1943. It symbolizes the esteem, affection, and enduring friendship forged by these airmen and the people . . . Map (db m186956) HM WM
7 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — C.B. (Chevene Bowers) Kingb. Albany, Georgia October 12, 1923; d. March 15, 1988
C.B. King dreamed of becoming a lawyer. He had served in the United States Navy and graduated from Fisk University. Because there was no law school for Blacks in segregated Georgia, he earned a law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law . . . Map (db m117200) HM
8 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Carnegie LibraryBuilt c. 1906
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186949) HM
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9 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — City of Albany1839-1841
Albany was chartered in 1839 as a town and as a city in 1841.Map (db m187081) HM
10 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 047-4 — Colonel Nelson Tift
Nelson Tift, founder of the City of Albany, was born at Groton, Conn., July 23, 1810. In 1833 he established a mercantile business in Augusta, Georgia. After a sojourn in Hawkinsville he moved to Albany, then in Baker County, in 1836. . . . Map (db m40796) HM
11 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Cox Landing Park
In memory of Albany native Private Henry Cleve Cox, Jr., 2nd Infantry Division – Medical Corps, killed in action, August 25, 1944, during the Battle for Brest, France. Prior to his death, he was recognized for . . . Map (db m40799) HM
12 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 047-5 — De Soto in Georgia
In May 1539, Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with over 600 people, 220 horses and mules, and a herd of swine reserved for famine. Fired by his success in Pizarro’s conquest of Peru, De Soto had been granted the rights, by the King of Spain, to . . . Map (db m117143) HM
13 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 047-1 — Dougherty County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 15, 1853, is named for Charles Dougherty of Athens, noted ante-bellum lawyer and jurist and strong advocate of states rights. In the Creek War in 1836 the Indians were driven out at the Battle . . . Map (db m40792) HM
14 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 47-4 — Edward Vason Jones
Edward Vason Jones, born in Albany on August 3, 1909, was a nationally recognized 20th-century classical architect and designer. Originally a student of dentistry at Northwestern University, Jones was a self-taught architect and began his career at . . . Map (db m117124) HM
15 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Flint River Bridge World War I Memorial
[on south bridge railing]We hold in grateful remembrance those who stepped from the pursuits of peace in response to the Call of their Country and of Civilization, and in the World War 1917-1919 offered themselves for the maintenance of . . . Map (db m186995) WM
16 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Flint River FloodAlbany State University — July 7, 1994 —
DedicationOn July 7, 1994, the waters of the Flint River breached the levee that protected the campus of Albany State University. By the time the river crested, the water had risen to a maximum depth of 14 feet and had damaged all of the . . . Map (db m186991) HM
17 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Flood of July 7, 1994
During the worst of times we show our best selves. This monument stands to honor the lives lost, the lives reclaimed, and the thousands of tireless volunteers who continue to rebuild Albany. Erected as a permanent symbol of gratitude by . . . Map (db m187082) HM
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18 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 47-5 — Freedom Alley and City Hall
During the Albany Movement (1961-1963), as part of the Civil Rights Movement, the area here bordering the former Albany City Hall and jail became known as Freedom Alley. Located at what is now the Central Square Government Complex, the location . . . Map (db m117127) HM
19 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 47-2 — Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Albany Movement
The Albany Movement began here, at Shiloh Baptist Church, in November 1961. A coalition of black improvement associations and student activists from SNCC and Albany State College, the protest group set an unprecedented goal: the desegregation of an . . . Map (db m117148) HM
20 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Nelson Tift1836
Nelson Tift settled the area as a commercial venture in 1836 in the hopes of establishing a cotton trade using the river to transport the crop to the market. He named it Albany, in honor of Albany, New York, which was also at the head of navigation . . . Map (db m187000) HM
21 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Nelson Tift BuildingNational Register of Historic Places
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m186996) HM
22 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 47-1 — Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital began operation on July 31, 1911, as one of the first public hospitals in the region. Judge Francis Flagg Putney made the founding donation of $25,000, though other money and goods were donated by both white and black . . . Map (db m117145) HM
23 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Ray Charles1930-2004
Ray Charles was a pioneering musician who shaped the sound of Rhythm and Blues. Born in Albany, Georgia, Charles was blind by age six. He later became known as one of the wolds's most loved entertainers and called "The Genius of Soul" for his . . . Map (db m108090) HM
24 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Royal Air Force
During a time of dire peril that threatened the existence of Britain and the civilized world, these young Britishers died in aerial pilot training accidents in the skies and fields of Southwest Georgia while based at Darr Aero Tech and Turner . . . Map (db m186900) HM WM
25 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — St. Teresa's Catholic Church
St. Teresa's Church was constructed in 1859-1860, on land given by Col. Nelson Tift, founder of Albany. It is the oldest church building in Albany and the oldest Catholic church in Georgia still in use. The bricks were handmade by laborers on the . . . Map (db m172726) HM
26 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — The Albany HeraldSouth Georgia's Metropolitan Newspaper — Established 1891 —
Since June 16, 1967 a subsidiary of Gray Communications Systems, Inc.Map (db m186998) HM
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27 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — 047-2 — The Bridge House
Here, at the site of an early ferry over the Flint River, Col. Nelson Tift, owner of bridge and ferry rights and the founder of Albany, had a toll bridge constructed by a well known bridge builder, a freed slave named Horace of Columbus. At the . . . Map (db m40798) HM
28 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — The Exchange Building
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186994) HM
29 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — Union Station DepotNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m186999) HM
30 Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany — United States Post Office — CourthouseBuilt 1912
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187061) HM
31 Georgia, Lee County, Albany — 088-2 — Palymra
Palmyra, Georgia “ghost town,” was incorporated in 1840 with John Woolbright, John Mercer, Burch M. Roberts, Edward Janes, George S. Oglesby as Commissioners. Among the prominent residents were: Doctors Jeremiah Hilsman, Leonidas Mercer, John B. . . . Map (db m40529) HM
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Mar. 2, 2024