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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Troy.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Troy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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:

  • Monticello [Map], which is the Seat of Drew County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Monticello, 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.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 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 7,472 miles [12,025 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,348 miles [8,606.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Troy ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Troy.

Within Arkansas, 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 Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 IdahoMississippiOhioVirginia
 IllinoisMissouriOklahomaWest Virginia
 IndianaMontanaOntarioWisconsin
 IowaNebraskaOregon 
 KansasNevadaPennsylvania 

Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Troy, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Southeast

Sumter County

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

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the West

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 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 732 miles [1,178 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 1,606 miles [2,584.6 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 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northeast

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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 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North

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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 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the 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 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Troy, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 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 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northeast

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 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 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,626 miles [2,616.8 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 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 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 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the 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 304 miles [489.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Troy, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Southwest

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 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Troy, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Troy ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cominto   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Troy   [Map]
Decker (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Deep Elm   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hedges Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jade (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jerome   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordan (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lloyd   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Post Oak   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Prairie Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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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 'point-to-point' distance from 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: 33.4229, Longitude: -91.5829     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 316.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.688 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.292 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Troy could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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