About Troy, Vermont
Chartered: October 28, 1801 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 23,341 Acres = 36.47 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 171* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 54′ W 72°24′
Altitude: 764 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,662 [ Population Rank: 104* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 45.6 [ Density Rank: 103* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Troy’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
When the Legislature combined Averys Grant and Kellys Grant into a single town in 1801, it was called Missisquoi, after the river which runs through it; it was changed to Troy in 1803, and while there are no records to document the choice of the name, one can surmise a pair of influences. One would be the classical revival then sweeping the US, in which ancient Greek names replaced earlier British names. The second might be Troy, New York, with which the northern Vermont town with the unpronounceable and unspellable Native name conducted a fairly good potash and pearlash trade.
Some of the stakes which mark the US/Canada border were made of Troy Iron, smelted in the tiny village of Troy Furnace, so named for the iron smelting furnace built there in the 1830’s to process the ore mined just east of the Missisquoi River. Despite the high quality of the iron, the business was never profitable: several companies failed financially in the effort.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Troy
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331
Town Clerk: Terri Medley 142 Main Street North Troy, VT 05859
M-Th 9-12 and 1-5
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
North Country Supervisory Union 802-334-5847
Troy School 802-988-2565
This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn’t even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in “You can’t get there from here”).
Notes about utilities:
- One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
- A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
- Unless your area is one served by Vermont’s only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001