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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Troy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Troy to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Troy to:

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Troy to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,048 miles [9,733.3 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 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,637 miles [7,462.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Troy ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Troy.

While the name Troy is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 53 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Troy, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the South Southwest

Sumter County

Our profile page for Troy, Sumter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Troy, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Troy, Drew County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Troy, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Placer County

Our profile page for Troy, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Troy, Las Animas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the West

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Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Troy, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Troy, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Troy, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Troy, DeKalb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Troy, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Troy, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Northwest

Lucas County

Our profile page for Troy, Lucas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Troy, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Doniphan County

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Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Troy, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Southwest

Woodford County

Our profile page for Troy, Woodford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Woodford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Troy, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Troy, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Troy, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Troy, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Troy, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northwest

Oakland County

Our profile page for Troy, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Troy, Mower County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mower County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winona County

Our profile page for Troy, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Troy, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Troy, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Greeley County

Our profile page for Troy, Greeley County
This community is historic.
Although located in Greeley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Troy, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Troy, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Troy, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Troy, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Troy, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Troy, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Northwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Troy, Wood County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Johnston County

Our profile page for Troy, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Troy   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Troy, Wallowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Troy, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Troy, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Troy, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Troy, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Troy, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Obion County

Our profile page for Troy, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Troy, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Southwest

Freestone County

Our profile page for Troy, Freestone County
This community is historic.
Although located in Freestone County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Troy, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Troy, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Troy, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Troy ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alice   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Troy   [Map]
Churchville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dusk   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Fink   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glenville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Let (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Racket   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Sand Fork   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Stouts Mills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Tanner   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Troy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Troy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0198, Longitude: -80.7632     [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 310.116 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.99 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.265 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Troy.