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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Troy.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Troy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Troy to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Troy to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Troy ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Troy.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Troy. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 52 communities in the United States and Canada - with 51 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMississippiOhioVirginia
 IllinoisMissouriOklahomaWest Virginia
 IndianaMontanaOntarioWisconsin
 IowaNebraskaOregon 
 KansasNevadaPennsylvania 

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Troy, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Troy, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Northwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Troy, Las Animas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Troy, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Troy, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Troy, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Troy, DeKalb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Troy, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the North

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northwest

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Troy, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Troy, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North

Woodford County

Our profile page for Troy, Woodford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Woodford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Troy, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the West

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Troy, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Troy, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Troy, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the North

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Troy, Mower County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mower County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winona County

Our profile page for Troy, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Greeley County

Our profile page for Troy, Greeley County
This community is historic.
Although located in Greeley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Troy, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Troy, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Troy, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North

Wood County

Our profile page for Troy, Wood County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Johnston County

Our profile page for Troy, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Troy, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the North Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West

Freestone County

Our profile page for Troy, Freestone County
This community is historic.
Although located in Freestone County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Troy, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Troy, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the North

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The official website for Troy: www.troyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Troy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Troy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Troy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Troy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8021, Longitude: -85.9659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Troy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Troy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.067 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.346 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Troy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Troy.



 
 
 

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