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Welcome to Troy ...

So far, we have found very little information about Troy. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Troy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Troy, please Contact Us.


Troy would have been located within present day Sumter County.

The location of Troy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Troy referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Trojan<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Troy is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Troy was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Troy once stood is in the (205) area code.

Communities near Troy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   6,851   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Griffins - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,936   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lisman   [Map]   493   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,333   NW   18 miles [29 km]

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 Sumter County and the other is located in Pike 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.

See 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:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>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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<3>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 community'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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<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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Troy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use 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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<6>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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