Albany County, NY

ALBANY COUNTY, New York, on the west side of Hudson river, and bounded by the Mohawk on the northeast. Its length is about 22 miles, and its breadth 21 miles, containing about 462 square miles. The face of the country is generally hilly, the soil sandy and light, though much of it well cultivated and fertile, particularly along the Hudson. Court are held at Albany, the capital of the state. Pop. in 1820, 38,116; in 1830, 53,560; in 1840, 68,593; in 1850, 93,279. (Fanning's, 1853)
Place Unit Type
Containing Unit
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Albany, NY City or Town
Bethlehem, NY City or Town
Cohoes, NY City or Town
Menands, NY City or Town
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