Introduction to Troy Michigan
Troy is a suburb of Detroit and is situated in affluent Oakland County. Troy is a major shopping area for residents residing in the Detroit area. The city is also the location of a large number of office centers. Troy is the home of automotive corporations and numerous financial companies. The city features the impressive Somerset Mall.
The earliest recorded purchases of land in what was known as Troy Township occurred in 1819. A couple of years later a settlement known as Troy Corners was established due to Johnson Niles buying 160 acres in the region. The area is currently the north-central area of Troy. In 1827 Troy Township was established. In 1955 Troy was officially incorporated primarily as a strategy for preventing border cities from taking more land.
The International Academy of Design and Technology and Walsh College are located in Troy. Branches of several colleges are located in Troy including the University of Phoenix, ITT Technical Institute, Central Michigan University and Spring Harbor University. The Management Education Center of Michigan State University can also be found in Troy.
The city has been recognized for its outstanding school system. The schools in Troy have a high graduation rate as well as an excellent record regarding the percentage of students that go on to attend college.
Troy is home to the Oakland-Troy Airport which is a general aviation airport often utilized by business people and tourists flying charter planes.
The Troy Historical Museum is popular with visitors and was designed to display the various stages of the history of Troy. The museum features ten historic structures. Visitors are allowed to enter the buildings and view the historic decorations that fill the structures that include a school house from the 18th century, a blacksmith's shop, a general store, a church and the home of the pastor and a log and mud structure.
The Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center is a nature sanctuary containing about 100 acres. The focus of the sanctuary is to educate people about the world of nature. The center is a beautiful area for visitors to enjoy and the center features numerous school programs to educate kids about nature.