Troy, Vermont, New England USA

About Troy, Vermont

Orleans County
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.

Missisquoi Valley Historical Society

Orleans County Historical Society

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
River Road
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Orleans County.

Contact Info

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
802-988-2663
M-Th 9-12 and 1-5

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : Sacred Heart
Roman Catholic : St. Vincent de Paul

Schools

North Country Supervisory Union 802-334-5847
Troy School 802-988-2565

Neighboring Towns

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”).

Quebec, Canada

Jay

Troy

Newport Town

Westfield

Lowell

Utilities

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

Vintage RPPC Postcard Oregon Troy Steelhead Fishing Cabins picture

Vintage RPPC Postcard Oregon Troy Steelhead Fishing Cabins

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Funko POP Community - Troy Barnes Vinyl Figure (35549) picture

Funko POP Community - Troy Barnes Vinyl Figure (35549)

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Disney Rarities Mint 50th Anniv. Snow White Dopey 1 Troy Oz .999 Silver Coin picture

Disney Rarities Mint 50th Anniv. Snow White Dopey 1 Troy Oz .999 Silver Coin

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1995 Official Disneyana Convention Commemorative Silver Coin 1 Troy oz. Silver picture

1995 Official Disneyana Convention Commemorative Silver Coin 1 Troy oz. Silver

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Disney Rarities Mint 50th Anniv. Snow White 1/2 Troy Oz .999 Silver Coin

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1996 Walt Disney World 25 Magical Years 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Proof Silver Coin picture

1996 Walt Disney World 25 Magical Years 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Proof Silver Coin

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1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver Apollo 11 Proof Like Round NASA 50th Anniversary $1  picture

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1913-1993

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1991 Walt Disney World 20 Magical Years 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver Coin picture

1991 Walt Disney World 20 Magical Years 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver Coin

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