Albany Pop.2,514 Alt.1,429

--Ledbetter Picket house built of slender upright
poles (pickets) in Albany.--


Seat of Shackelford County, was early supply point on Western Trail to Dodge City; still important as ranchland; beef cattle supply 90 percent of county's agricultural income. Also oil producing and oil well supply center .

Old MKT depot-

serves as chamber of commerce office, community center and exhibit area for local handicrafts. Open Weekdays; Central and Main St

"Fort Griffin Fandangle,"-

presented last two weekends in June by more than 200 townsfolk under the stars of the West Texas sky. Musical version of history as it lingers in memories of old-timers is unique blend of hoedown and ballet, laughter and solemnity.


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