Troy is a city in Lincoln CountyMissouri, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 10,540. It is the county seat of Lincoln County.[6]

Troy is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Troy was platted in 1819.[7] Some say the community was named after Troy, New York, while others believe the name is a transfer from Troy, Vermont.[8] An early variant name was Woods Fort.[9] A post office called Troy has been in operation since 1823.[10]

Historic sites

Fort Cap au Gris, a War of 1812 fortification, was built near Troy in 1814. Lincoln County Medical Center was established in Troy in 1953 under the Hill-Burton Memorial Hospitals Act, as Lincoln County Memorial Hospital. Cuivre River State Park, one of the largest of Missouri's state parks, lies approximately three miles to the northeast of Troy, across the Cuivre River valley.

The Downtown Troy Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[11]


Troy is home to Troy Buchanan High School, Troy Middle School, Troy South Middle School, Main Street Elementary, Boone Elementary School, Claude Brown Elementary, Cuivre Park Elementary, Lincoln County R-III Early Childhood Education Center, William Cappel Elementary School, and Lincoln Elementary School, all of which are part of the Lincoln County R-III School District.

Troy has a public library, the Powell Memorial Library.[13]


Troy, Missouri
Downtown Troy Historic District, August 2012
Downtown Troy Historic District, August 2012
Lincoln County Missouri Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Troy Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 38°58′46″N 90°58′51″WCoordinates38°58′46″N 90°58′51″W[1]
Country United States
Missouri Missouri
County Lincoln
 • Mayor Mark Cross
 • Total 7.34 sq mi (19.01 km2)
 • Land 7.30 sq mi (18.91 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
 • Total 10,540
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-73942[5]
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