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 know as West's Oldfield. That same decree also located the
courthouse in the new community and made Troy the business center of a
The town takes its name from John B. Troy, a popular attorney and solicitor of the judicial district. Legend has it that the streets of Troy are 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
Troy is a quaint community with a small town atmosphere. It's historical downtown acts as a nucleus of connectivity and activity in the Uwharrie region. We welcome visitors and residents to our region, and our vibrant main street marketplace enhances the region's outstanding quality of life.