Troy, Alabama

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Troy is a city in Pike County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 13,935. As of 2009, U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population was 15,158[1]. The city is the county seat of Pike County[2].

Troy is a college town and is home to Troy University.

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History

Government

Troy operates under a Mayor-council government system. The city is served by a mayor, who is elected at-large, and a five-member city council which is composed of five single-member districts. Current mayor, Jimmy C. Lunsford, was elected to his first term in 1985. He has won re-election each year since, and is the longest serving mayor in Troy history.

Geography

Troy is located at 31°48′7″N 85°58′2″W / 31.80194°N 85.96722°W / 31.80194; -85.96722 (31.801960, -85.967317)[3]. It is in the East Gulf Coastal Plains region of the Alabama. It is located along the Troy Cuesta ridge, which runs across the state from east to west and is the boundary that separates the Chunnenuggee Hills and Southern Red Hills geographical boundaries. Elevations commonly reach 400 feet (120 m) in these hills and can reach up to 500 feet (150 m) in some areas. About 40 miles (64 km) north of Troy near the Montgomery area, the Chunnenuggee Hills region ends and the flat "Black Prairie" region begins, commonly known as the Black Belt region. About 60 miles (97 km) south of Troy in the Dothan area, the Southern Red Hills region ends and the "Dougherty Plains" region begins. Map

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