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about albany

A small town with
a big heart.

Albany is a municipality under the Mayor-Board of Alderman government and is governed by the “Lawrason Act”, with an elected Chief of Police.  The town was incorporated in 1953, with the first mayor being Grady Stewart.  Railroad (B.R.H. & E) established Albany in 1907-08 at the crossroads of north-south Turnpike Road from Springfield to Natchez, MS  on a portion of Spanish Headright granted to Nancy Settoon in 1801.


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It is a pleasure to serve the citizens and business owners in Albany.
meet the mayor

Mayor Eileen Bates-McCarroll

meet the mayor

Mayor Eileen Bates-McCarroll

As a lifelong resident of Albany, I see Albany as a gem waiting to be polished.  I am using my past career in government and administration, to use my skills in the development of good growth to see Albany prosper into a vibrant place to live and to operate a business.  Albany’s location of being minutes away from the crossroad of I-12 and I-55 lends itself to having a great location for commercial and residential development.  With my leadership and the support of our community, together, with our full time police department, highly ranked schools and fire department, Albany is a community you will not only want to visit but a place to live or grow your business.

Town Council

Pictured left to right: John Thomas, Don Onofry, Gerald Stilley, Mayor Eileen Bates-McCarroll, Jerry Glascock, Kim Stewart