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Welcome to Troy ...
When the people of Troy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trojan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Troy has a population of 18,758 people<3> (see below for details).
Troy was established in 1824.
The community of Troy is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Troy lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Troy (for example, toward Fort Gaines (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Troy is located in the (334) area code.
The ZIP codes for Troy: 36079, 36081-36082<5>
Websites for Troy ...
Official Website: www.troyalabama.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Troy had an population of 18,758 people. This is an increase of 4.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Troy had a population of 18,033 people (or 54.81% of the total population of Pike County). This makes Troy the county's most populous community.
The population of Troy represents 0.38% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 18,033 people, the population of Troy increased 29.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,935 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Troy.
Communities Also Named Troy ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Troy: This one is located in Pike County and the other is located in Sumter County.
Beyond Alabama, there are 55 communities that are also named Troy - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Troy.
Communities near Troy ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Troy.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Troy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Troy.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Troy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Troy.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy. See our Newspapers Page for Troy.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Troy ...
Looking for more information about Troy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Troy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Troy.
Adding Troy to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Troy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Troy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Troy on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Troy on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Troy: www.troyalabama.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Aug 2022