The town of Troy was chartered in October 28, 1801 by the Vermont Legislature. When the Legislature combined Averys Grant and Kellys Grant into a single town in 1801, it was called Missisquoi, after the river which runs through it.
Some of the stakes which mark the US/Canada border were made of Troy Iron, smelted in the tiny village of Troy Furnace, so named for the iron smelting furnace built there in the 1830's to process the ore mined just east of the Missisquoi River. Despite the high quality of the iron, the business was never profitable: several companies failed financially in the effort.
Memories of the early days in the town of Troy, Vermont, by Anne Huckins Butterfield (1977) - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
Troy,Vermont Land Records,1854 to 1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)
Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Troy. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.
- Evergreen Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- North Troy Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Notre Dame Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Troy Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- West Road Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1802 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Troy Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1806-1854.
Troy Town Clerk
142 Main St.
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-2663
Libraries and Historical Societies
Rand Memorial Library
160 Railroad Street
North Troy, Vermont 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4741
Missisquoi Valley Historical Society
PO Box 237
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4656
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- About Troy, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/troy.html#about
- Troy, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrleansTroy.html