Albany, Linn County, Oregon Genealogy

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Coordinates: 44°37′38″N 123°05′49″W / 44.6272449°N 123.0968800°W / 44.6272449; -123.0968800

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City Hall

"City of Bridges"
333 Broadalbin Street
Albany, OR 97321

  • located in northwest corner of Linn County. northwest part of the city is across the river in Benton County.

Quick Facts

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Founded in 1848 by Walter and Thomas Monteith, named after Albany, New York. Was also named Takenah, started in 1849, near Albany, and the legislature gave that name to both towns, but in 1855, the name Albany was restored by the legislature. The post office was established on Jan 8, 1850, with John Burkhart first postmaster, and the name was changed to New Albany on Nov. 4, 1850. At this point the record becomes confused. James P. Millar became postmaster on Jan. 3, 1852, on which date the name was changed back to Albany.

  • First settled in 1846 by Albert Hackleman from Iowa.


Archives and Libraries



  • Central cemetery, Franklin Butte Masonic Cemetery, Mayville Cemetery, and Knox Butte Cemetery FHL Collection

Knox Butte

  • Central cemetery, Franklin Butte Masonic Cemetery, Mayville Cemetery, and Knox Butte Cemetery FHL Collection


  • Albany, Oregon, Riverside Cemetery directory, 1986 FHL Collection
  • Sextons records of Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, 1956 FHL Collection

St. John's

  • Jewish cemetery inscription at St. John's Cemetery, Albany, Oregon, 1877-1960 FHL Collection

Church History and Records


  • Albany, Oregon, city directory : rural route directory, classified business directory FHL Collection


  • Old time Albany by Fred Nutting, the Albany Democrat-Herald, 8 Feb. 1935 to 14 May 1938 : with index of names, index of businesses & organizations, locality index, subject index FHL Collection


  • see Genealogy


Vital Records

  • Record of deaths, 1915-1947
    Cover title: Oregon State Board of Health - Record of Births and Deaths - Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers. FHLC

Societies, Libraries and Museums