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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 that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Troy to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Troy once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Troy to:

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Livingston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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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 IllinoisMissouriOklahomaWest Virginia
 IndianaMontanaOntarioWisconsin
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Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Troy, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Northwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Troy, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Northwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 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 949 miles [1,527.3 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 1,807 miles [2,908.1 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 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 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 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the North Northwest

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 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 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North Northeast

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 192 miles [309 km] to the West Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Troy, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 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 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast

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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 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 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 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 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 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northeast

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 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 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 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Troy, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3679, Longitude: -88.0425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Troy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.898 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.023 degrees.

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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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