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Welcome to Troy ...

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

The location of Troy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Troy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trojan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Troy has a population of 19,126 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 Georgetown (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Troy is within the (334) area code.

The ZIP codes for Troy: 36079, 36081-36082<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Troy had an population of 19,126 people. This is an increase of 6.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.25% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Troy.

Communities near Troy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Luverne   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the West (W) of Troy

Located in Crenshaw County

Brundidge   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Troy

Goshen   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Troy

Glenwood   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Troy

Located in Crenshaw County

Banks   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Troy

Petrey   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Troy

Located in Crenshaw County

Mossy Grove Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Troy

Needmore   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Troy

Meeksville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Troy

Centre Ridge   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Troy

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

Websites for Troy ...

Official Website: www.troyalabama.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Troy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for 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>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.

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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Troy.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Troy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Troy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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 we use 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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