Troup is a city in Cherokee and Smith counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,869 at the 2010 census. Troup lies in two counties as well as two core based statistical areas. The Smith County portion of the city is part of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cherokeee County portion is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Glimpse of downtown Troup
|Motto: "The Good Neighbor Town"|
Location of Troup, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°8′40″N 95°7′12″W|
Troup was developed as a railroad town when the International Railroad Company opened the Palestine-Troupe line in 1872. The town was platted in 1873.
The town may have been named after a governor or a county in Georgia.
Troup is located at (32.144382, -95.120018).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), all land.
Public education in the city of Troup is provided by the Troup Independent School District.
Troup High School was the 1995 Texas 2A State Science champion, also winning the individual Texas 2A State Biology championship the same year. Its Cross-Examination Debate team competed at state in 2008. Also in 2008, its production of Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie advanced to regionals in UIL one-act play competition, winning acclaim for its cast, director Melissa Freeman.