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Albany

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Albany is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 735 at the 2010 census.Albany includes Mount Chocorua and Mount Paugus, as well as the southeastern corner of the White Mountain National Forest. Albany is the entrance to the Mount Washington Valley, and features a 120ft covered bridge that spans the Swift River just north of the Kancamagus Highway. Albany is also home to the World Fellowship Center, an intergenerational camp and conference retreat center founded in 1941 by and for peace activists.HistoryThe community was first chartered in 1766 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Burton for General Jonathan Burton of Wilton. The town was incorporated and renamed Albany in 1833, when the New York Central Railroad from New York City to Albany, New York, was chartered.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and is water, comprising 0.77% of the town. It is drained by the Swift River in the north and the Chocorua River in the south. Mount Chocorua, the highest point in Albany, has an elevation of 3474ft, and Mount Paugus has an elevation of 3201ft. Albany lies fully within the Saco River watershed.
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