Posted on 3/20/2014 by Rashelle
Awl-Benny: Georgian’s are known for their southern drawl. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the famous pronunciation of our fair city. You call often tell someone who is from Albany, Ga., from non-natives by simply listening to how they pronounce it.
Ironically, Albany was founded by Nelson Tift, a native of Connecticut who saw similarities between the section of wilderness he was settling and Albany, New York, and envisioned this area of Georgia along the Flint River having the same thriving, river-driven economy as our namesake to the north.
But no matter how you say it, one thing is true: #AlbanyGa is Southern for warm smiles, good food, and great hospitality.