About our Town

The Town of Troy, like the rest of Montgomery County, was settled primarily by Scottish immigrants. In 1852, Angus McCaskill, one of the early settlers, donated a tract of 50 acres to the community to serve as the town proper. Until a legislative decree changed the name, the community was known as West's Oldfield. That same decree also located the courthouse in the new community and made Troy the business center of a thriving county.

According to the Montgomery County Historical Society in the publication The Heritage of Montgomery County North Carolina 1981 there are two prevailing accounts of the origin for the namesake Troy. The majority of historians attribute the name to be in honor of Alexander Troy, a popular State Solicitor who attended Montgomery Superior Court. Other historians attribute the name to be in honor of John B. Troy, a popular attorney in the area.

Legend has it that the streets of Troy were paved with solid gold. When the streets were being paved, fill dirt was brought in from the gold mines in Eldorado, a once thriving mining community north of the town. Local citizens with a sharp eye found gold nuggets in the streets of the city. Even today, Troy still represents a golden opportunity for its citizens and visitors.

Small Town Main Street Community

Uwharrie Mountains
The Town of Troy is a quaint community with a small town atmosphere. Our historic downtown acts as a nucleus of connectivity and activity in the Uwharrie region. We welcome visitors to explore our community and invite both visitors and residents to experience our revitalized and historic main street area.

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Central Location

Uwharrie Mountains
Whether you are just visiting or planning on starting a business in Troy, our location in the center of the state is a huge asset. The Town of Troy is only an hour from Charlotte, an hour from Greensboro, an hour and a half from Raleigh, and just three hours from the coast.

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Recreational Opportunities

The Town of Troy offers many recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors.  The Town of Troy's unique location nestled in the Uwharrie Mountains provides an abundance of recreational opportunities that include: Championship softball and baseball complexes, hunting and fishing, nature preserve, hiking and backpacking, mountain biking and much more. We invite you to experience the balance of the great outdoors and small town charm that the Town of Troy has to offer.

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The Uwharrie Mountains

Uwharrie Mountains
The Town of Troy sits on the edge of the Uwharrie National Forest. The Town of Troy has a perfect climate and is in a great location for many outdoor adventures including boating, hiking, biking, and camping. Our location is ideal for long weekend excursions or short day trips with the family. Our proximity to many of the state's metropolitan areas makes it an easy way to escape the congestion of city life.

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Lake Badin and Lake Tillery

Lake Badin and Lake Tillery
The Town of Troy is only ten minutes away from Lake Badin and Lake Tillery, some of the best locations for water recreation in the state. These waterways offer boating, jetskiing, canoeing, and even camping along the lake. The pristine shoreline makes it a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

 

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