Troy 2015: From Keene Sentinel 4/10/2015
Zip code: 03465 Population: 2,145 County: Cheshire Area: 17.7 square miles
Town Hall: 16 Central Square, 242-7722, selectmen’s office hours: to be determined
Selectmen meet Mon. 5 p.m.
Town clerk and tax collector, 242-3845, Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tues. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 12:30-7 p.m.
Tax Rate: $35.10
Registered Voters: 1,312
Fire Dept.: Chief, Mark D. Huntoon.; 911, non-emergency 352-1100; 242-7759
Police Dept.: David B. Ellis Jr.; 911, non-emergency 242-7992
Town Clerk: Marcy R. Johnson; deputy town clerk, Ralph E. Heald
Administrative Assistant: None
Tax Collector: Marcy R. Johnson
Planning Board: Meghan Allyn, Jon S. Collins, Francis H. Fournier Jr., Curtis C. Hopkins, Robert G. Luopa, Henry Underwood. Alternate, Janet L. McCullough
Budget Committee: Allan B. Bailey, Rebecca Hackler, Bert W. Lang, Lisa Marie Stearns, Robert Stearns, Mikel Steadman, Richard H. Thackston 3rd, Sydney Walsh
Zoning Board of Adjustment: Jeffrey L. Beal, Hebert A. Drugg Jr., Charles G. McLeavy, Beth A. Richardson, David W. Rollins, Tom Walsh
Moderator: Richard H. Thackston 3rd
Road Agent: James E. Dicey
Recycling Center: Quarry Road; Fri. noon-4:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 242-3500
Public Schools: Troy Elementary, Monadnock Regional High in Swanzey
School board: Monadnock Regional District representatives: Scott Peters, Lisa Steadman
State Representatives: Bruce L. Tatro, D-Swanzey; Marjorie J. Shepardson, D-Marlborough
State Senator: Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford
Selectmen: Chairman Howard M. Sheats Jr., William T. Matson, Gideon L. Nadeau Sr.
Library: Gay-Kimball Library, Main Street, 242-7743,
Hours: Tues. 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Wed-Thurs. 1:30-7:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Librarian, Catherine Callegari
Churches: Christ Lutheran, Immaculate Conception, Trinitarian Congregational, Troy Baptist
Parks & Recreation: Sand Dam Recreation Area, a softball field on Marlborough Road, many miles of snowmobile, skiing and off-road trails
Major Businesses: Surrell Accessories Inc., Troy Arctic Cat, Inn at East Hill Farm
Points of Interest: Veterans Memorial Monument, the former Troy Mills, views of Mount Monadnock, Cheshire Railroad Depot
Background: The first settlement here occurred in 1762; by 1815 the community had grown so much that it sought its own incorporation. Troy is a small township made up of parts of Marlborough, Fitzwilliam, Swanzey and Richmond.
Troy Mills Inc., which started making horse blankets in the mid-1800s, served as the backbone of the town’s economy for nearly 100 years. It declared bankruptcy in late 2001 and ceased operations in 2002. Woodenware, pottery and fine building stone were also once the products of Troy industries. The town hall, built in 1813-1814 near the rail-fenced common, was originally the village meeting house. Troy enjoys some superb vistas of nearby Mount Monadnock.