Welcome To Troy Borough
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, also known as Pa. State Rts 14 & 6.
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 an elected mayor, seven elected councilmen, who all serve four year terms, and a manager who serves at the will of council. There are five 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. There is a five member Municipal Authotity Board. The Municipal Authority was incorporated in 1952 under the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945.
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 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. The Elementary School, the Intermediate School and the Senior High School are all within Troy Borough.
Tax Millage for 2014: 11.980
School District: Troy Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number: 420179 0001 B
Population Demographics from US Census 2000:
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
Dan Close / Manager
Tina Woodward / Administrative Assitant
49 Elmira Street
Troy, PA 16947
(570) 297-2966 (office) (570) 297-4757 (fax)