Introduction to Troy, Alabama
Troy, Alabama, in Pike county, is 43 miles SE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 162 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is the county seat of the Pike County. About 13,935 people live in Troy.
The former name of the city of Troy was Deer Stand Hill. It was originally an Indian hunting ground. The city was first settled in 1824. Troy was completely burned in 1901 and had to be reconstructed. The Federal Road was created after 1805 to promote the movement of settlers and for faster mail delivery between Washington City and New Orleans. The city was named Troy in the year 1838.
Troy and nearby Attractions
- Troy Industrial Park
- Parklane Shopping Center
- Southland Village Shopping Center
- Fountain Drive Park
- Pioneer Museum of Alabama
Things To Do In Troy
There are several parks in Troy including Washington Street Park, College Street Historic District, and Fountain Drive Park. Tourists can also visit places of historical significance such as the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. The shopping centers include Southland Village Shopping Center and Parklane Shopping Center. Some of the churches in Troy are Calvary Baptist Church, Union Hill Methodist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Shiloh Baptist Church.
The airport closest to the city of Troy is Montgomery Regional airport.
Troy Higher Education
Higher education institutes in Troy include Auburn University-Montgomery, Alabama State University, Tuskegee University, and Faulkner University.