Troy, Mississippi

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Troy, Mississippi
Troy, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Troy, Mississippi
Troy, Mississippi
Troy's position in Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°07′08″N 88°53′06″W / 34.11889°N 88.88500°W / 34.11889; -88.88500Coordinates: 34°07′08″N 88°53′06″W / 34.11889°N 88.88500°W / 34.11889; -88.88500
Country United States
State Mississippi
CountyPontotoc
Elevation
154 m (505 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID695008
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Troy, Mississippi

Troy is an unincorporated community in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, around the intersection of Mississippi Highway 41 and County Road 82, roughly two miles west of the Natchez Trace Parkway, due west of Shannon.

History[edit]

Troy was established in the 1830s at a site about two miles north of its present coordinates (later referred to as Old Troy), and moved to its current location in 1881.[1] In the late 1800s, this was the site of Troy Normal College, which at times was also known as Mississippi Normal College.[2][3] The college was founded by professor H.B. Abernethy in 1882.[4] but moved to Houston in 1888.[5] Troy is also the site of a Civil War Union Cemetery containing several unmarked graves.[6][7]

John Longest settled in Troy as an adult, and went on to serve in the State Legislature.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W.P.A. History of Pontotoc County, Mississippi". USGenWeb. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ "W.P.A. History of Pontotoc County, Mississippi". USGenWeb. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, 1891". Mississippi Genealogy. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Part 1 Vol. II Part I. Pelican Publishing Company, inc. pp. 285–549.
  5. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Part 1 Vol. II Part I. Pelican Publishing Company, inc. pp. 343–549.
  6. ^ "Sites". Mississippi Civil War. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  7. ^ "The Civil War Battle of Okolona, Mississippi – Sesquicentennial – Photographs by Newt Rayburn – February 22, 2014". The Local Voice. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  8. ^ Dunbar, Rowland (1908). The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi. Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History.