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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Troy to:

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Camden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,532 miles [12,121.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,408 miles [8,703.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Troy, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Southeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Troy, Sumter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the West

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 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 652 miles [1,049.3 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 1,538 miles [2,475.2 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 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 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 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 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 448 miles [721 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 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 215 miles [346 km] to the Southeast

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Troy, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 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 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northeast

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the 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 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 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 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 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 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 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 219 miles [352.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Troy, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 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 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Troy, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 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.

Bragg City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Troy   [Map]
Delta   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ebenezer   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Glenville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Good Hope   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Lester Junction   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Snipe   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Young   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Troy. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Troy

Waldo [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<9>
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Troy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5010, Longitude: -93.0871     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Troy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.589 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.827 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.927 degrees.

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<7>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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<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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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