Albany is a city in and the county seat of Shackelford County, Texas. The city is named after a city in Georgia state. It has a total area of 1.5 square miles, all of which is land.
The most notable event here is Texas' oldest outdoor musical, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, that is held annually here. It is hosted near Albany, about historic Fort Griffin. The event seeks to stage the feel of old American West. Other commercial activities include construction, mining, agriculture and related activities. Public education comprises one elementary and one junior-senior school. Albany Municipal Airport is the local airport. The closest hospital is the Breckenbridge Memorial Hospital, located about 22 miles away, in Breckenbridge. The cost of living here is 23.20% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 27 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 58. Snowfall is about 3 inches per year.