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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Troy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Troy and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Troy and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Troy. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Troy.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Tensas Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Tensas Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Troy is near Concordia Parish and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Concordia Parish

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Troy.

How Far From Troy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 and extending to:

  • Saint Joseph [Map], which is the Seat of Tensas Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Saint Joseph, 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.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South (S). 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 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 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 7,542 miles [12,137.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,417 miles [8,717.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Troy ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Troy.

Within Louisiana, 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 Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Troy, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Troy, Sumter County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East.

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Troy, Drew County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Troy, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Northwest.

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Troy, Las Animas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West Northwest.

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 parish.

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Troy, Latah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Troy, Fulton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North.

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North.

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 parish.

Perry County

Our profile page for Troy, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North.

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 parish.

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Troy, Doniphan County   [Map]

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 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 parish.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast.

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 parish.

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Troy, Newaygo County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North Northeast.

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 parish.

Winona County

Our profile page for Troy, Winona County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North.

Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,714 miles [2,758.4 km] to the Northwest.

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 parish.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Troy, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km] to the West Northwest.

New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the Northeast.

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 parish.

New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Troy, Rensselaer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]

Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North 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 parish.

Oklahoma

Johnston County

Our profile page for Troy, Johnston County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]

Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Troy, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northeast.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]

Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West.

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 parish.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Troy, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Troy, Gilmer County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the North.

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.

Anchor Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Troy   [Map]

Crescent Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cross Keys   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Denmark Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Dixie (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Goldman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Goldman Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Greenville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Hedgeland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Helena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Highland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holly Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lee Bayou   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Locust Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Martins Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

OK Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Olympic Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Waterproof   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Wildwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Young Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [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.

Irwin Russel

Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at an age of 27. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Port Gibson [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<9>

Irwin Russell

Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at an age of 26. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Port Gibson [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell

Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor

Musician. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1915 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor

Truman Van Dyke

Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Troy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Troy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8127, Longitude: -91.4510     [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 316.375 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.188 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.491 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 parish. 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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