Troy Information

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In 1819, ten acres of land in southern IL became the future city of Troy. Settler John Jarvis sold the ten acres for $10 per acre to James Riggen and David Hendershott. The community formerly known as Columbia was then mapped out, surveyed, and renamed Troy by James Riggen. Within a year, the village was populated by 120 people, and began a growth which hasn't stopped since.

Troy's humble beginnings started with just a band mill, storehouse, taverns, and housing. With the addition of a post office in 1833, and the National Road in 1839, Troy would become the first stagecoach stop for travellers to and from St. Louis, 18 miles west of the budding community.

All the necessary ingredients were present to make Troy a success by 1850. The community had grown to 250 people, covering every occupation necessary in a small town. These skilled citizens, along with the "stagecoach stop" recognition, helped Troy become legally recognized as a town in 1857.

Troy's growth continued with the addition of more farms, industry, and shops. Churches and schools became present, while the local mines and farms offered employment.

Troy's first newspaper, The Commercial Bulletin , made its debut in 1872 started by James Jarvis. The addition of a railroad stop in the late 1800's helped Troy's population increase, bringing in additional revenue and job opportunities. Troy officially became a city on April 12, 1892 with a population of over 1,080 by the year 1900.

New growth brought about new challenges and opportunities. Troy met both of these head on, continuing to prosper with new business and jobs throughout the 1900's. Troy's small town charm along with convenient location to big city business helped Troy grow to the third fastest growing area in the U.S. by 1978, and still shows no signs of slowing down. Despite the continued growth, Troy has maintained it's small town charm. A strong sense of community combined with the promise of opportunity makes Troy a unique and wonderful place to live.

Demographics - Troy, Illinois

Our wonderful city is located conveniently at the 55/70/270 crossing. Please read below for Troy, Illinois' demographic information.

2007 Special Census Population Count

Troy's prior population 7,724, special census for specified area 2,179, already counted residents for 2000 for specified area -820, Troy's new population 10,083. The state of Illinois has a population of 9,883. According to the Census Bureau the reason for the difference is the  following: The state of Illinois goes by blocks/tracks and accounts for annexations as well as area of community. The total is figured and divided between adjoining communities in order to give fair assessment on the population count.

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Troy Services

Municipal Building in Troy, Illinois - IL

City of Troy, Illinois - Municipal Building

Animal Control

Officer Scott Lawson
618-667-6741
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City Council

City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month, unless the holiday when they are held on the following Tuesday. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers at the Troy Municipal Building, 116 East Market, Troy, Illinois.
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Troy Building & Zoning

618-667-8734
Building permits may be picked up Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Requests for inspections must be made 24 hours in advance.
Phone number is 667-8734.
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Troy City Clerk

116 East Market St.
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6741 x3
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Troy City Hall Administration

116 East Market St.
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6741 x1
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Troy Police Department

116 East Market St.
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6731
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Troy Water Department

116 East Market St.
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6741 x2
Public Works Department is open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to noon for water and sewer tap-on, payments of water/sewer bills, and other services concerning water, sewer or streets, etc. Call 667-9924 ext 2 with questions and concerns.

The Public Works Department’s primary functions include the maintenance of city streets, sidewalks, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains; snow removal; solid waste collection; planning & zoning; building inspections; code enforcement; and the operation and maintenance of the City owned water and waste water treatment plants.

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Troy History

Community Genealogy

In 1819, ten acres of land in Southern Illinois became the future city of Troy. Settler John Jarvis sold the ten acres for $10 per acre to James Riggen and David Hendershott. The community formerly known as Columbia was then mapped out, surveyed, and renamed Troy by James Riggen. Within a year, the village was populated by 120 people, and began a growth which hasn't stopped since. Troy's humble beginnings started with just a band mill, storehouse, taverns, and housing. Wtih the addition of a post office in 1833, and the National Road in 1839, Troy would become the first stagecoach stop for travelers to and from St. Louis, 18 miles west of the budding community.

All the necessary ingredients were present to make Troy a success by 1850. The community had grown to 250 people, covering every occupation necessary in a small town. These skilled citizens, along with the "stagecoach stop" recognition, helped Troy become legally recognized as a town in 1857.

Troy's growth continued with the addition of more farms, industry, and shops. Churches and schools became present, while the local mines and farms offered employment.

Troy's first newspaper, The Commercial Bulletin, made its debut in 1872 started by James Jarvis. The addition of a railroad stop in the late 1800's helped Troy's population increase, bringing in additional revenue and job opportunities. Troy officially became a city on April 12, 1892 with a population of over 1,080 by the year 1900.

New growth brought about new challenges and opportunities. Troy met both of these head on, continuing to prosper with new business and jobs throughout the 1900's. Troy's small town charm along with convenient location to big city business helped Troy grow to the third fastest growing area in the U.S. by 1978, and still shows no signs of slowing down. Despite the continued growth, Troy has maintained it's small town charm. A strong sense of community combined with the promise of opportunity makes Troy a unique and wonderful place to live.

Troy Genealogical Society

It was in 1997 that a small group of individuals, each who were interested not only in their own genealogy, but were wanting to share their enthusiasm for discovering “roots.” Little by little, they have grown from a few to nearly 50 members. They meet the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July and December, in the Genealogical/Historical Room of the Tri-Township Public Library, 209 South Main, Troy, Illinois. For correspondence purposes, you may address questions/inquiries to them at P.O. Box 352, Troy, Illinois 62294.

They have many genealogical books and CDs, plus quarterlies from the Illinois Genealogical Society, Madison County, many surrounding counties as well as magazines and access to Ancestry.com through their computer and printer. They also have a scanner and copier machine.

One of their main civic projects is photographing, inventorying and preparing a database of the Troy City Cemetery. That database may be reached at: Troy City Cemetery.” In addition to that, they have been able to secure funding from tourism money to repair some of the very fragile, nearly illegible tombstones in the same cemetery.

We invite you to come visit us and check out our facility.

The city of Troy, Illinois enjoys a wonderful heritage. Please take a look at the city cemetery for our city.

Troy Churches

We encourage you to visit any of our churches listed below. This website will help you with direct contact information.
We have made available a printable brochure/guide to the churches in our area. Click here to see the printable brochure.

Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church
7775 Collinsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-6122
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Sunday:
8:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study
9:20 a.m. 1st Worship Service Bible Study (all ages)
10:45 a.m. 2nd Worship Service Bible Study (all ages)
Wednesday:
6:00 p.m. AWANA and Adult Classes

First Baptist Church of Troy

First Baptist Church of Troy
204 S. Main St
Troy, IL 62294
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Sunday School 9:30 AM

Sunday Service 10:30 AM

Sunday Evening 6:00 PM

Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 PM

Friedens United Church of Christ

Friedens United Church of Christ
207 E. Center
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-6006
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Sunday:
10:15 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Sunday School

Pathway Church

Pathway Church
312 S. Main St
Troy, IL 62294
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We are a Reformed Baptist Community of believers that are biblically based and relationship driven.

Worship Celebration Service:
Sundays at 10am

Weekly Prayer Gathering:
Tuesdays at 6am

Thursdays at 5:30pm:
Troy and Collinsville Gospel Communities

St. Jerome Catholic Church

St. Jerome Catholic Church
511 S. Main
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-2697
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Sunday Masses:
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Masses
6:15 a.m. Tues. and Thurs.
8:00 a.m. Wed. and Fri.
Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 North Border Street
Troy, IL 62294
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Saturday:
6:00 p.m. Worship
Sunday:
9:15 a.m. Sunday school
8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship

Troy United Methodist Church

Troy United Methodist Church
407 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-7748
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Sundays:
Worship at:
8:00, 9:00, 10:30 & 10:35am
Children's Ministry & Journey Groups at:
9:00 & 10:30am
Wednesday: Worship at 6:00pm

United Pentecostal Church of Troy

United Pentecostal Church of Troy
8965 Rt. 162, PO Box 538
Troy, IL 62294
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Sundays - 9:30 a.m. - Christian Education classes for all ages 10:30 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship. Wednesdays 7 p.m. Evening Worship 7 p.m. - Christian Education classes for all ages. We offer rides to every church service and event. Bible Study classes for ladies and home friendship groups meet weekly in Troy. The host of Angel Food Ministries. We are committed to connecting and developing a deeper relationship with God, each other and our community by exploring the Word of God, public and private worship, fellowship and evangelism.

Copper Creek Christian Church

Copper Creek Christian Church
2184 Vadalabene
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-288-9620
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Sunday:
9:30 am - Worship Service 
11:00 - 11:45 am - Sunday School
Wednesday:
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Creek (Jr. & Sr. High)
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First Baptist Church Maryville

First Baptist Church Maryville
7110 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-667-0650
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Church and Elementary School

Sunday Services:
8:15, 9:30, & 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday Evenings:
Activities for All Ages, 7:00 p.m.

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Gateway Family Church

Gateway Family Church
97 Oaklawn Dr.
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Greater Glory Family Church is a contemporary non-denominational church. We have members from every background and race, all with one common heart, to express the love of God to others.

Sunday:
10:00 a.m. Morning Service
6:00 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday:
7:00 p.m. Service
7: 15 p.m. Youth Service

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School
1300 Beltline Road
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone:618-344-3156
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The purpose of Good Shepherd Lutheran School is to provide each student with a quality Christian education. We recognize that this begins with the premise that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and in Him we have eternal life. The curriculum and all activities are developed around this premise.

Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery available for children three years and younger.
Sunday School & Bible Classes:
9:15 a.m. (For all ages)
Nursery available for children three years and younger.
Saturday Worship: 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Worship 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

New Rivers Assembly of God

New Rivers Assembly of God
2620 N. Center St.
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-344-7965
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Sunday: 
10:00 a.m - PowerHouse Kids
10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Youth Group
Wednesday:
 9:30 a.m. Ladies Prayer and Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Breakout

St. Jacob United Church of Christ

St. Jacob United Church of Christ
207 W. Main Street
St. Jacob, IL 62281
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St. Jacob United Church of Christ is a small, but active, church dedicated to our community and spreading the word of God's love and forgiveness.

Sunday:
9 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Church Service

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

St. Michael's Episcopal Church
111 O'Fallon Troy Road
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Phone:618-622-4980
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Sunday Services at 9:30 A.M.
Sunday school at 9:15 A.M. No Sunday School from June - August.
Nursery is provided.



The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army
3007 E. 23rd Street
Granite City, IL 62040
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We are a Church first and a Social Services Agency (Food pantry and other personal help to the less fortunate).

Troy Schools

Silver Creek Elementary

209 N. Dewey Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5403
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C.A. Henning

520 E. Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5401
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St. Paul Lutheran

106 N. Border Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-6681
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Troy Early Childhood

803 Americana
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-9350

Second Location:
111 E. Charter Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-3131
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Five Star Learning Center

7334 State Rt. 162
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 505-1234

Kool Kids Day Care Child Development Center

210 E. US Hwy 40
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6316
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1st Step Learning Center

407 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-6241 Ext. 13
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A Place 2 Grow Child Care & Learning Center Inc.

40 Dorothy Dr.
Troy, IL 62294
618-667-4998
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Other Area Schools

Triad Middle School

9539 US Highway 40
St. Jacob, IL 62281
(618) 644-5511
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Triad High School

703 East Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5409
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Triad School District

P.O. Box 360, 203 E. Throp
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-8851
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Marine Elementary

725 W. Division St.
PO Box 398
Marine, IL 62061
(618) 667-5404
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Maryville Christian School

7110 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062
Phone: 618-667-8221
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Maryville Elem School

6900 West Main Street
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: 618-346-6262
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Collinsville Middle School

9649 Collinsville Road
Collinsvile, IL 62234
Phone: 618-343-2100
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Collinsville High School

2201 South Morrison
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-346-6320
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St. John Neumann

142 Wilma Drive
Maryville, IL 62062-5435
(618) 345-7230
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St. Jacob Elem School

309 Jacob Street
PO Box 217
St. Jacob, IL 62281
(618) 644-2541
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The Goddard School

801 S. Arbor Vitae
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
(618)-692-9464
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Father McGivney High School

7190 Bouse Rd.
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 855-9010
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Sylvan Learning Center

110 Rottingham Ct.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 800-6137
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We Rock the Spectrum

1015 Century Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-5834
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Colleges

McKendree University

701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254
(618) 537-4481
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Lindenwood College

2600 West Main
Belleville, IL 62226
618-222-1050
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Southwestern Illinois College

4950 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 931-0600
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Greenville College

315 E College Ave.
Greenville, Illinois 62246
(618)-664-2800
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

1 Hairpin Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 650-5555
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Tri-Township Library

Tri-Township Library in Troy ILThe Tri-Township Library has so much to offer. The library offers a large variety of books, videos and CD’s. In addition, you may stop by the library at 209 South Main or visit the website.

The first Friday and the second Saturday of each month, the Friends of the Library have a book sale in the basement of the library. You can donate your old books and magazines during open library hours. Or you can visit the sale between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the dates noted.

Story & Craft Hour: visit www.troylibrary.org

GED CLASSES. Southwestern Illinois College hosts GED classes at the library twice a year. Classes meet in the Community Room on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. for 8 weeks. Register for the course at the first meeting. For future course availability or other questions - call 1-618-235-2700, extension 5525, e-mail or click on this link.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Registrars are normally available at the library Monday through Friday, 9-5, and Saturday 9-4.  To register, a person must show two types of identification: one must have the current address, and one must be a photo I.D. It is also required to use the social security number (at least the last four digits) or the driver's license number.  For more information about upcoming elections and early voting or absentee voting, see http://www.madisonvotes.com/

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING. The library board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). The public is encouraged to attend as plans for the future of the library are discussed.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING. First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). For more information about the Troy Genealogical Society, visit our Genealogy page.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). For more information about the Troy Historical Society, visit our Troy History page.

NOTARY SERVICE. The library has two staff members who are licensed notaries. Service is available most weekdays during normal library hours for a $1.00 fee. Call ahead to ensure one of our notaries will be available when you come.

Tri-Township Park

Tri-Township Park


Office hours are Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm.
Closed 12 to 1pm.
For Community Center or pavilion rental please call us at 618-667-6887.

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