Troy is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,645 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Location of Troy, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°12′10″N 97°18′6″W|
Troy is located in northern Bell County at (31.202907, -97.301719),along Interstate 35. It is 8 miles (13 km) north of Temple and 26 miles (42 km) south of Waco.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.20%, is water.
Troy was established around a railroad station of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad in 1882. It replaced an older village about two miles north of the current city and which is referred to as Old Troy. Originally the new town was known as New Troy. A weekly newspaper was established at Troy in 1892.
For a brief period in the 1990s, Troy renamed itself Troy Aikman, Texas, in honor of theDallas Cowboys Super Bowl-winning quarterback. City limits signs on I-35 reflected the name change.
Public education in the city of Troy is provided by the Troy Independent School District.