Albany is a city in Shackelford County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,921 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Shackelford County. It was named in 1873 by county clerk William Cruger after his former home of Albany, Georgia. William E. Dyess, survivor of the Bataan Death March and author of the first book thereon, was born in Albany on Aug 9, 1916.