Location in Pike County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||26.3 sq mi (68.2 km2)|
|• Land||26.2 sq mi (68 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||541 ft (165 m)|
|• Density||529.8/sq mi (204.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||36079, 36081, 36082|
|GNIS feature ID||0153725|
Troy is a city in Pike County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 13,935. A new census estimate documented in the July 18, 2008, edition of the Dothan Eagle newspaper, lists Troy's population as 14,482. The city is the county seat of Pike County. It is home to Troy University (formerly Troy State University).
Notable residents[change | change source]
- Pine Top Smith- boogie woogie pianist.
- Brian Meadows - Major League Baseball player.
- Bobby Jon Drinkard - contestant on Survivor: Palau and Survivor: Guatemala and We Are Marshall.
- Hank Williams Jr - country singer.
- John Lewis (politician) - American Civil Rights leader and United States congressman.
- John Rhodes - (American Senior Pastor Of Messenger Worship Centre A Pentecostal Church of God In Fenton, Missouri
- Patricia Barnes - Founder of Sister Schubert's bakery
- Larry Hicks - Retired Marine who performed daring underwater rescue that saved the life of well-known NASCAR team owner, Jack Roush.
References[change | change source]
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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