Albany, the Clinton County seat, features over 2,000 miles of shoreline for fishing, lake accommodations and water recreation. We're served by State Highways 553 and 1590, and US Highway 127, close to the major cities of Lexington and Louisville, KY, and only about 116 miles to Knoxville, TN, and 130 miles to Nashville, TN.
The Albany/Burkesville area offers scenic beauty, wonderful waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, trail riding, canoeing and outstanding hunting, there's something here for just about everyone!
Albany was established in 1837 on the site of a tavern owned by Benny Dowell. The name may have been derived from the city in New York. The Paoli post office opened in 1833 and moved to Albany in 1837. Clinton County itself was formed in 1836 and is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 530 to 1,780 feet above sea level.
Of local interest is the Foothills Festival, which is held annually on the Town Square. The festival lasts 9 days and has main featured events as well as art and craft displays, a flea market, great food, rides, contests, pageants, live music and more!
As well as an outstanding elementary school system, the Albany area features Somerset Community College, which offers coursework for an Associate in Arts degree and an Associate in Science degree. Other outstanding educational facilities can be found in the area and surrounding counties.
Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River and covers 63,000+ acres with over 1,255 miles of shoreline. There's also Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Dale Hollow Lake is a fisherman's paradise and is also the home to the world record smallmouth bass! It's loaded with many species of fish like the crappie - one nearly broke a record! Dale Hollow Lake is truly a Mecca for vacationers, retirees, fishermen and just about anyone looking for a quiet place to relax. Whether it's great fishing, excellent hunting or mountain view golfing, relaxing at Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake state parks or just enjoying the good life, there's something here for just about everyone! We're sure we can help you realize your dreams.