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Welcome to Troy ...

The city of Troy is located in Pike County<1> and is the County Seat for Pike County.

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 18,957 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, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Troy: (334)

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 18,957 people. This is an increase of 5.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.04% 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 total 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.

  • Luverne [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luverne
    • Luverne [Crenshaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Troy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,744 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luverne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luverne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luverne<8>
  • Brundidge [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
    • Brundidge [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Troy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brundidge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge<8>
  • Goshen [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Troy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<8>
  • Glenwood [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [Crenshaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Troy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Banks [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Troy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<8>
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Troy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
    • Mossy Grove Village [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossy Grove Village
      • Mossy Grove Village [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Troy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mossy Grove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossy Grove Village
    • Needmore [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Troy
      • Former name for Needmore:
      • Rough Log
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Youngblood [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngblood
      • Youngblood [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Troy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngblood
    • Meeksville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeksville
      • Meeksville [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Troy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeksville

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Pike, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Troy refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Troy may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Troy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Troy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Troy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Troy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Troy includes: 36079, 36081 & 36082.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Troy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8079, Longitude: -85.9699    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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