A town once destroyed by the flames of civil war, Albany has not only rebuilt their town, but a prospering community.
The people that first settled in Albany pre-date the town itself, and were frequent at townsman Benjamin Dowell’s tavern, which is also where they made the seat of the local government. In 1838, the town would be incorporated, and would receive its name after tavern goers began to chant “All Benny”. After it would be burned down by confederate forces, Albany began to rebuild itself, and today they have many thriving local businesses from restaurants, to hotels, resorts, and national parks for recreation. Albany has shown that while you can burn down the town, you can’t burn down this local community’s spirit.