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About AlbanyThe site that eventually became Albany was bought in 1836 by a Connecticut man who hired surveyors to plat a town. Later that year Nelson Tift and a group of companions brought supplies up the Flint River from Apalachicola, Fla., and began to construct log buildings. The town took its name from the city in New York that also was at a river's head of navigation.

A bronze statue of Albany native Ray Charles playing his piano sits in Ray Charles Plaza on Front Street.

Visitor Centers Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau 112 N. Front St. Albany, GA 31701. Phone:(229)317-4760 or (866)750-0840

Things to Do Albany Civil Rights Institute

Albany Museum of Art

Chehaw Park

Flint RiverQuarium

Thronateeska Heritage Center and Wetherbee Planetarium and Science Museum

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Albany, GA

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany

3011 Kensington Ct. Albany, GA 31721

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Hilton Garden Inn Albany

101 S Front St. Albany, GA 31701

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Courtyard by Marriott Albany

3019 Kensington Ct. Albany, GA 31721

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Hampton Inn & Suites Albany at Albany Mall

2628 Dawson Rd. Albany, GA 31707

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