Albany is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 840 at the 2000 census. Albany contains four villages: the incorporated village of Albany, and the unincorporated villages of Albany Center, East Albany and South Albany.
The town is hilly and uneven. The highest point in town is in the northwestern part of the township, which is cut off from the main chain of the Green Mountains by a brook. Lord's Creek flows north through the eastern part of the township, having several tributaries. There are other minor streams in town. There are also several ponds, the principal of which are Great Hosmer, Hartwell, Page, Heart, and Duck ponds.
The Black River flows north through Albany Village, crosses under the Water Street Bridge before it empties into Lake Memphremagog near Newport, Vermont, which is part of the St. Lawrence River Basin.
The rocks entering into the geological formation of the town are disposed in parallel ranges extending north and south. The westernmost one contains a bed of talcose schist. Next is a narrow range of Upper Helderberg limestone, followed by a vein of clay slate, the residue of the territory being calciferous mica schist. In the central and eastern parts of the town there are several rich beds of muck and shell marl. There are also some ledges of granite rocks.
There were 337 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
US Patent Issued to Imerys Talc Europe, Centre National De la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.) on May 21 for "Method for Preparing Talcose Compositions Comprising Synthetic Mineral Particles Containing Silicon, Germanium and Metal" (French Inventors)
May 22, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22 -- United States Patent no. 8,444,946, issued on May 21, was assigned to Imerys Talc Europe (Toulouse,...