Towns Named Troy

Troy has been a popular name for towns. There have reportedly been 32 of them in the United States with this name and most are still on maps. Troy, Vermont, for example. However, Troy, Virginia, used to be Clarkland, Troy, Idaho, was once known as Huffs Gulch, and Troy, Arizona, was called Skinnerville. No one in these towns now call themselves Trojans. There’s an East Troy in Wisconsin with a population of more than 4,000. Troy, Kentucky, on the other hand, is completely out of business.

The 15 Troys that are in existence today in the USA range from the tiny town of Troy, Hawaii, with a population of 862 to the rather large city of Troy, New York, across the Hudson River from Albany, New York, with a population of more than 50,000. Neighboring state New Jersey has a town named Troy Hills with more than 5,000 people living there. The largest Troy in our country is now a suburb of Detroit in Michigan. More than 80,000 people live there. There are fairly large Troys in Illinois, Alabama, and Ohio.

The town of Troy that is famous for the Trojan Horse is in Turkey. Way back when men gained entry to the city of Troy sneakily inside a wooden horse in The Iliad Troy was called Ilium. Today the nearest town to it is Hisarlik. Troy was once a rich city that gained notoriety during the Trojan War. Its exact location historically is in dispute now.

There is a Troy in Missouri, my home state. It is not too far from St. Louis and has a population of 10,500 or more. The Troy in Vermont is on my map southwest of Keene for no apparent reason. There is said to be one Troy in Canada. It’s a tiny town in Nova Scotia that I can’t find on any map.


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