Albany Town Hall
29816 S. Montpelier Road,
Albany, LA 70711

October 7, 1953
Thomas A. Stewart
Phone Number:
(225) 561-1101
Fax Number:
(225) 567-4902
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Albany is a village in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 865 at the 2000 census. The population density was 778.2 inhabitants per square mile. The lively community of Albany near the eastern border of Livingston Parish was first developed as a railroad community. It was incorporated as a village on October 7, 1953, by proclamation of Gov. Robert F. Kennon. The town’s first officials were Mayor Grady Stewart, Aldermen B. G. Hess, Louis Bartus and Wilford Cowart, and Marshal Jessie Fletcher. The name was first officially used by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1906 when they plotted a route across Livingston Parish and announced the names of the stations on their new route.

The origin of the name has several popular theories, with the most likely being that the residents wanted to name the community Natalbany because of its location along the Natalbany River. Since there was already a Natalbany (located north of Hammond), the people altered the name and came up with Albany. Albany developed as a crossroads community for the railroad and the Natalbany River, and later the crossroads of U. S. Hwy. 190 and LA Hwy. 43 (Turnpike Road). Situated on high land, it was a natural place for development. The first development near the area, however, was actually about three miles south of the present town at a sawmill community known as Maxwell, established by the Brakenridge Lumber Company in 1890.

Schools in Albany

Albany Lower Elementary School
30020 W. Murray Street
Albany, Louisiana 70711
Phone (225) 567-9281
Fax (225) 567- 2972

Albany Upper Elementary School
29777 South Montpelier
Albany, LA  70711
Phone (225) 567-5030
Fax  (225) 567-5085

Albany Middle School
29675 Reeves Street
Albany, LA 70711
Phone (225) 567-5231

Albany High School
1 Hornet Lane
Albany, LA 70711
Phone 225-567-9319
Fax 225-567-9162

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