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Our Genealogy Helper for Troy ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Troy (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Troy. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Troy is located in Rensselaer County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rensselaer County: Berkshire (MA), Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Washington & Bennington (VT).

Below are the counties that are near Troy. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Troy:

  • Rensselaer County     (The home county of Troy)
    • Sycaway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycaway
      • Sycaway lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycaway
    • Albia
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
      • Albia lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Wynantskill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wynantskill
      • Wynantskill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wynantskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynantskill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wynantskill<3>
    • Lansingburgh
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansingburgh
      • Lansingburgh lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
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    • Wyantskill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyantskill
      • Wyantskill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyantskill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyantskill
    • Brunswick
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasantdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantdale
      • Pleasantdale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
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    • North Greenbush
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Greenbush
      • North Greenbush lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brunswick
    • Poestenkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poestenkill
      • Poestenkill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poestenkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poestenkill<3>
    • West Sand Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Sand Lake
      • West Sand Lake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Sand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Sand Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Sand Lake<3>
    • Rensselaer
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
      • Rensselaer lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rensselaer<3>
  • Albany County
    • Green Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
      • Green Island lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Green Island
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
      • Green Island lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Island<3>
    • Watervliet
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watervliet
      • Watervliet lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,807 people
      • Former names for Watervliet:
      • Gibbonsville
      • Port Schuyler
      • West Troy
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watervliet<3>
    • Cohoes
    • Menands
    • Loudonville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudonville
      • Loudonville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudonville<3>
    • Latham
    • Newtonville
    • Colonie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
      • Colonie lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Albany
    • West Albany
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Albany
      • West Albany lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colonie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
      • Colonie lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonie<3>
  • Columbia County
    • Niverville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niverville
      • Niverville lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niverville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niverville<3>
    • Kinderhook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
      • Kinderhook lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinderhook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valatie
    • New Britain ‑ Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Lebanon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Lebanon
      • New Lebanon lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chatham
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stuyvesant
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuyvesant
      • Stuyvesant lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuyvesant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kinderhook
    • Rock City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Canaan
    • Chatham
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham<3>
    • Canaan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fulton County
    • Perth
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth
      • Perth lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Broadalbin
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadalbin
      • Broadalbin lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadalbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Broadalbin
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadalbin
      • Broadalbin lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadalbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnstown
    • Mayfield
    • Gloversville
    • Mayfield
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Northampton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
      • Northampton lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greene County
    • New Baltimore
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baltimore
      • New Baltimore lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Medway
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medway
      • Medway lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
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    • Coxsackie
    • Greenville
    • Surprise
    • Coxsackie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coxsackie
      • Coxsackie lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coxsackie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Norton Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton Hill
      • Norton Hill lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
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    • Gayhead
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayhead
      • Gayhead lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
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    • Athens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oak Hill
    • Athens
  • Montgomery County
    • Cranesville
    • Amsterdam
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,019 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amsterdam
    • Hagaman
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagaman
      • Hagaman lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harrower
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrower
      • Harrower lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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    • Rockton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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    • Florida
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
      • Florida lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wallins Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallins Corners
      • Wallins Corners lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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    • Fort Johnson
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auriesville
    • Tribes Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tribes Hill
      • Tribes Hill lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tribes Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Charleston
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saratoga County
    • Waterford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waterford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Halfmoon
    • Halfmoon Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon Beach
      • Halfmoon Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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    • Halfmoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clifton Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
      • Clifton Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mechanicville
    • Clifton Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
      • Clifton Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coons
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coons
      • Coons lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stillwater
    • Country Knolls
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Knolls
      • Country Knolls lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jonesville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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  • Schenectady County
    • Niskayuna
    • Niskayuna
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Aqueduct
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aqueduct
      • Aqueduct lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
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    • Schenectady
    • Scotia
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rotterdam
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
      • Rotterdam lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Glenville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Glenville
      • East Glenville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rotterdam
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
      • Rotterdam lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glenville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Princetown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princetown
      • Princetown lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
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    • Princetown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princetown
      • Princetown lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rynex Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rynex Corners
      • Rynex Corners lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
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  • Schoharie County
    • Wright
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright
      • Wright lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Esperance
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Esperance
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Schoharie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoharie
      • Schoharie lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Schoharie
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoharie
      • Schoharie lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Central Bridge
    • Middleburgh
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburgh
      • Middleburgh lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middleburgh
    • Broome
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broome
      • Broome lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carlisle
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cobleskill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobleskill
      • Cobleskill lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobleskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fulton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Warren County
  • Washington County
    • Crandall Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crandall Corners
      • Crandall Corners lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
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    • North Easton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Easton
      • North Easton lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
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    • Easton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cambridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Center Cambridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Cambridge
      • Center Cambridge lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fly Summit
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fly Summit
      • Fly Summit lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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    • Archdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archdale
      • Archdale lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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    • Cambridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coila
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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    • White Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Creek
      • White Creek lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenwich
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Battenville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battenville
      • Battenville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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  • Berkshire County (MA)
    • Hancock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
      • Hancock lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Ashford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ashford
      • New Ashford lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williamstown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greylock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greylock
      • Greylock lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greylock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shaker Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lanesborough
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesborough
      • Lanesborough lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Adams
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Adams
      • North Adams lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,737 people
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    • Town Crest Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Crest Village
      • Town Crest Village lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Crest Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berkshire
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkshire
      • Berkshire lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cheshire
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,105 people
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    • Stevens Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Corner
      • Stevens Corner lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
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    • Adams
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,955 people
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  • Franklin County (MA)
    • Monroe
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rowe
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowe
      • Rowe lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
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  • Bennington County (VT)
    • Pownal Center
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pownal Center
      • Pownal Center lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
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    • Pownal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pownal
      • Pownal lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pownal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bennington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Bennington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bennington
      • North Bennington lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
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    • Old Bennington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Bennington
      • Old Bennington lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Paper Mill Village
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
      • Paper Mill Village lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bennington
    • South Shaftsbury
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Shaftsbury
      • South Shaftsbury lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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    • Shaftsbury
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaftsbury
      • Shaftsbury lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaftsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodford Hollow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodford Hollow
      • Woodford Hollow lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
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    • Stamford
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shaftsbury
  • Windham County (VT)
    • Somerset
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Troy.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Troy, see our County-by-County Page for Troy.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Troy ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 443 newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Troy. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Troy and those printed in the larger area surrounding Troy.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Troy.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Troy:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Vermont

Cemeteries Near Troy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Troy.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Troy covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old Mt. Ida Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Joseph Cemetery
  • New Mt. Ida Cemetery
  • Elmwood Hill Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maplewood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maplewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Nicholas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Nicholas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Nicholas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Jean Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Jean Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Jean Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Forest Hill Cemetery
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    • Forest Hills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Hills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lansingburgh Village Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Troy had a population of 60,956 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Troy had a population of 48,804 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Troy, with the one closest to Troy listed first.

  • Troy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60,956 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,804 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<3>
  • Green Island
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Island
    • Green Island lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,463 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,879 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Island had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Watervliet
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watervliet
    • Watervliet lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12,967 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,807 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Watervliet had a post office and railroad service
    • Former names for Watervliet:
    • Gibbonsville
    • Port Schuyler
    • West Troy
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  • Cohoes
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohoes
    • Cohoes lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22,509 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,583 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cohoes had a post office and railroad service
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  • Eagle Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mills
    • Eagle Mills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lansingburgh
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansingburgh
    • Lansingburgh lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,550 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lansingburgh had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansingburgh
  • Loudonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudonville
    • Loudonville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 128 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loudonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Waterford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
    • Waterford lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,523 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,281 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newtonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
    • Newtonville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Defreestville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defreestville
    • Defreestville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Defreestville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Defreestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dunsbach Ferry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunsbach Ferry
    • Dunsbach Ferry lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Troy.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dunsbach Ferry had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunsbach Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Albany
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Albany
    • West Albany lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Albany had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Albany
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Troy.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94,923 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,429 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albany had a post office and railroad service
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    • Halfmoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Troy.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 148 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Halfmoon had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halfmoon<3>
    • West Sand Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Sand Lake
      • West Sand Lake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Troy.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 608 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Sand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Sand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Sand Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Sand Lake<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Troy. See our List of 1890's Communities around Troy.

The official website for Troy: www.troyny.gov/

The official website for Rensselaer County: www.rensco.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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.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, 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: 42.7308, Longitude: -73.6773    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>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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