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Albany Historical Society
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About Albany, Vermont

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Orleans County
Chartered: June 26, 1782 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 24,947 Acres = 38.98 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 144* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 44' W 72°23'
Altitude: 956 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 941 [ Population Rank: 177* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 24.1 [ Density Rank: 183* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Albany's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Originally Lutterloh (after the first named grantee, Colonel Henry Emannuel Lutterloh, Washington's Deputy Quartermaster General of the Continental Army), the town was renamed Albany in 1815, though there is no clear trail as to the choice of name. Some say there is a connection to Ira Allen, while others maintain it has to do with New York having once proclaimed the area west of the Green Mountains to be part of Albany County, and the word thus had a familiar ring. One has to wonder if proponents of that theory have noticed that this town is on the east side of the Mountains. It narrowly missed being named Adams, after our second President.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Albany
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Albany Historical Society

Orleans County Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331
Town Clerk:  Debra Ann Geoffroy PO Box 284 Albany, VT 05820
 T Th 9-4; W 9-7

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Methodist : Albany UMC 802.754-2790


Orleans Central Supervisory Union 802-754-6945
Albany Community School 802-755-6168

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Lowell Irasburg Irasburg
Eden Barton
Craftsbury Glover


Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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