Thursday, January 23, 2003

Geographic Features of the United States Named Albatross

The U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System lists nine geographic feature records with Albatross in the name. There are 6 different variations of Albatross in 6 States (8 counties), representing 6 different types of geographic features (1 bar, 1 harbor, 2 mines, 1 other feature, 2 populated places, and 2 historical post offices):

(1) Albatross:
Missouri (a populated place in Lawrence County)
New Mexico (a mine in Dona Ana County)

(2) Albatross Anchorage:
Alaska (a harbor in Aleutians East)

(3) Albatross Bank:
Alaska (a bar near Kodiak Island)
Alaska (an other feature near Kodiak Island)

(4) Albatross Mine:
Arizona (Pima County)

(5) Albatross Mobile Home Park
Maryland (a populated place in Dorchester County)

(6) Albatross Post Office (historical)
New Mexico (Chaves County)
West Virginia (Putnam County)

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