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Welcome to Troy ...

The town of Troy is located in Montgomery County<1> and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

When the people of Troy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Trojan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Troy has a population of 3,261 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Troy.

Troy is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Troy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Troy lies within the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Troy: 27371<5>

Websites for Troy ...

Official Website: www.troy.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Troy had an population of 3,261 people. This is an increase of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Troy had a population of 3,189 people (or 11.47% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Troy the county's most populous community.

The population of Troy represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,189 people, the population of Troy decreased 7.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,430 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Troy.

Adding Troy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Troy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections 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).

We also found Troy on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Troy on our Genealogy Page.

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, 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, 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 10 communities that are near Troy.

  • Albemarle [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albemarle
    • Albemarle [Stanly County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Troy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,344 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albemarle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albemarle<7>
  • Norwood [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood [Stanly County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Troy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<7>
  • Badin [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badin
    • Badin [Stanly County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Troy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Badin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badin<7>
  • Biscoe [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biscoe
    • Biscoe [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Troy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,707 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biscoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biscoe<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Robbins [Moore County]
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      • Robbins [Moore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Troy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbins<7>
    • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Troy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
    • Star [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Troy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star<7>
    • Candor [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candor
      • Candor [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Troy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candor have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Candor<7>
    • New London [Stanly County]
    • Seagrove [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seagrove
      • Seagrove [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Troy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagrove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seagrove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seagrove<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. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Troy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Troy ...

Looking for more information about Troy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Troy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Troy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Montgomery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Troy: www.troy.nc.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomery-county-nc.gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 town'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Troy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Troy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Troy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Troy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.If you need the driving distance, 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 for your convenience: 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: 35.3586, Longitude: -79.8937    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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