Geography, Topography, and History
The Borough of Troy is located centrally near the western border of the County. The Borough is entirely surrounded by the Township of Troy, as it is located centrally within the Township. The Fall Brook Creek flows from the east to the southern portion of the Borough. Major thoroughfares that allow for easy travel through the Borough include: Main Street, Elmira Street, and Canton Street.
Troy Borough was formed in 1845 from the Township. The location of the village became very important because of the businesses that were located there. The first settler of the Borough was Elihu Smead, although the exact date is unknown, it occurred prior to 1803. The first road opened in Troy in 1798.
Local Government and Current Data
The Borough of Troy has appointed an elected mayor, seven elected councilmen, and a manager to serve a term of six years. There are four members on the local planning commission. In 2004, the Borough adopted its comprehensive plan. In 1978, the Borough adopted its own subdivision and land development standards and regulations. There are three members on the Borough’s zoning hearing board that enforce the regulations that have been in place since 1957.
The Borough of Troy is a point of economic interest in the County, and for that reason there are several amenities and services to follow suit. There are several churches in the Borough, which include: the Assembly of God Church, First Baptist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the First United Methodist Church and Parsonage. The Borough is home to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, and many of Troy District’s Schools. All of the Troy School’s have playgrounds and facilities that are open to the public after school hours and sporting events.
Tax Millage for 2017:
Troy Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number:
420179 0001 B
Population under 18....20.1%
Population over 65....19.4%
High School Graduates....72.9%
Higher Education Graduates....26.4%
Median Housing Values....$75,000
Per Capita Income....$16,963
Median Family Income....$41,667
Population Below Poverty Level....21.1%
Fire Coverage: Troy Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Western Alliance EMS
Police Protection: Troy Borough Police Department
Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: PPL Gas Utilities
Water Company: Troy Borough Water & Sewer Authority
Sewerage Facilities: Troy Borough Water & Sewer Authority
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications; Empire Access
Krystle Bristol, Council President
49 Elmira Street
Troy, PA 16947
(570) 297-2966 (office) (570) 297-4757 (fax)
4th Thursday of the Month at 7 p.m.