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 Las Animas County<2>.
We aren't confident of the location of Troy, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>
When the people of Troy referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Trojan<4>
Time Zone: The area where Troy was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
If Troy still existed, it would have been in the (719) area code.
Communities Also Named Troy ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Troy - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas (2), California, 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 9 communities that are near Troy.
- Kim [Las Animas County]
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- Kim [Las Animas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Troy
- Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kim have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Kim
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kim<7>
- Villegreen [Las Animas County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villegreen
- Villegreen [Las Animas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Troy
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- Houghton [Las Animas County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
- Houghton [Las Animas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Troy
- Branson [Las Animas County]
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- Branson [Las Animas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Troy
- Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
- Former name for Branson:
- Wilson's Switch
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- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branson<7>
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- Trinchera [Las Animas County]
- Tyrone [Las Animas County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
- Tyrone [Las Animas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the west of Troy
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- Model [Las Animas County]
- Folsom [Union County]
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- Folsom [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<5> to the south of Troy
- Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<7>
- Hoehne [Las Animas County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoehne
- Hoehne [Las Animas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<5> to the west of Troy
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoehne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoehne
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoehne<7>
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.
Adding Troy to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Troy in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Troy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Troy on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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About Las Animas County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Las Animas County: www.tlac.net/county/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
|<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.|
|<2>||If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Las Animas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<3>||An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.|
|<4>||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.|
|<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 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TroyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3616, Longitude: -103.6840 |
|<6>||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.|
|<7>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|