Albany (Oregon)

Linn County


Albany is the eleventh largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat ( county seat ) of Linn County.


Walter and Thomas Monteith reached in 1847 the area of present-day Albany in the Willamette Valley, about 5000 years was home to the Kalapuya Indians until then. The settlers named the town after the capital city of their home state of New York, Albany. 1849 they built a first fixed wooden house, which still exists today in the city as a public museum. A post office was established in early 1850.

Albany in 1851 intended for the administrative seat of the county, and in 1853, the District Court was completed in place.

From 1860, Albany was a station for regular coach connections from Portland to Sacramento in California. Goods, consumption goods for the city and passengers were also transported by steamboats on the Willamette River. 1871 the railroad reached the town; drove in 1910 from Albany daily 28 passenger trains in different directions.

The in place based on the Opened in 1869, Albany College declining Lewis & Clark College was subsequently one of the largest privately owned universities in Oregon. Parts of the old city of Albany are on the National Register of Historic Places.


Through the city's highways U.S. Highway 20 and Interstate 5 run Additionally, Albany owner of the village in the west of the city of Albany Municipal Airport. Albany has an Amtrak train station for Portland.