The small town of Troy is located in Perry County, on the southern border of the Indiana and Kentucky state lines. It is beautifully situated just east of the Anderson River and the town starts on the Ohio River. Troy was platted in 1815 but didn’t become the county seat until 1818 when it moved to Rome.
During that time in history, Troy was an important shipping point because of its location on the Ohio River. It was originally the county seat and a relatively remote town. And as a result of being situated on the Ohio River, Troy was also a great supplier of meat, corn, and grains to many cities down south, especially New Orleans.
There’s a sign located one mile west of town that states, “Abraham Lincoln lived northwest of here 1816-1830. Worked circa 1825 as hired hand for James Taylor. William Herndon, a Lincoln biographer, wrote that Lincoln told him it ‘was the roughest work a young man could be made to do.’ He butchered, did farm tasks, and operated Taylor’s ferry across Anderson River, a key Ohio River transportation link.” Although many dispute the fact that Lincoln might have lived and worked in Troy, it is still part of this small community’s rich history.
Living in Troy comes with the benefits of a “small town USA” community with nearby larger towns that offer residents the everyday essentials in a quick and accessible manner. The streets are lined with plenty of grassy areas, and all the residents are friendly and welcoming. This is truly a great place to raise a family.
The town of Troy also has something to offer everyone, whether you’re looking for a small home with a large yard or acreage or if you’re looking for a larger home as well. You’ll find everything you’re looking for here in Troy.
If you are looking for homes for sale in Troy, look no further than with your Tucker realtor. He or she will be able to answer any and all of your questions regarding moving to and living in Troy.
The city of Troy itself offers its residents the basics like groceries, gas, and the like. However, the nearby town of Tell City is less than four miles down river and offers those residing in the county plenty in terms of shopping. From big box stores like Wal-Mart to groceries, hardware, electronics, and much more.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a quick snack, residents of Troy will also often find themselves enjoying a meal in nearby Tell City as well. From national fast food chains to steakhouses and Mexican restaurants, you’ll pretty much find anything to suit your cravings and palate in Tell City.
The first tavern in Troy opened its doors in 1824, and neighboring Tell City also has a longstanding history of brewing beer, wine, and whisky—dating back to the 1850s. There still continues to be much in terms of pubs and taverns.
There is also so much to see and do in and around Troy. For instance Tell City has a great little movie theater where you can catch the latest films. There’s a bowling alley for family fun as well as pubs and museums. For something a little more outdoorsy, you’re within 15 miles of the Hoosier National Forest where you can enjoy camping, water sports, swimming, and wildlife sightings.
The town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is only 15 miles north of Troy and is home to the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari where the whole family can enjoy roller coasters, wave pools, carousels, and much more. And there is also the Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort where you can enjoy mini golfing, swimming, basketball, volleyball, fishing, kayaking, paddleboating, and rowboat rentals.
Southern Indiana has become one of the country’s largest hubs for economic development over the years. Perry County has collectively worked to ensure many new businesses in a variety of industries and has come to our small towns in order to help support local residents.
The men and women of Perry County are skilled, experienced, and capable of helping these businesses grow. In return the men and women of Perry County have found many fruitful careers within various industries.
This county offers employment opportunities in the fields of manufacturing, utilities, education, healthcare, and social assistance. And although this is mostly a rural community, the residents are very much involved in building up this county as a growing business area.
Children who grow up in the Troy area attend the great schools in nearby Tell City. These schools, which cover Grades K–12, are managed by the Tell City Troy Township School Corporation and include William Tell Elementary School and Tell City High School. Your children will receive a fine education at either of these schools, and there are also private schools in the area that you can leverage for your child’s education.