Geography, Topography, and History
The Township of Troy is located centrally near the western border of the County. The Township is bounded on the north by Columbia and Springfield, on the east by West Burlington, on the south by Granville and Canton, and on the west by Armenia. The Township has several creeks that flow through it, which include: Mud Creek, Canfield Run, Sugar Creek, Fall Creek, and Leonard Creek. The Township of Troy has several major roads that travel through the town, which include: Route 14, Route 6, and Route 514.
The Township of Troy was formed in 1815, created from Burlington. The Township was originally named Augusta but was changed by Churchill Barnes, who had previously resided in Troy, NY. In 1795, Nathaniel Allen first settled in the Township. The first house built in Troy was by Timothy Nichols in 1800. There were additional land divisions made in 1831 to create Granville Township, and again in 1843 to form Armenia Township.
Local Government and Current Data
The Township of Troy has three elected supervisors and a secretary. Troy Township has five members on its planning commission. In 2004, the Township adopted its comprehensive plan. The Township has opted out of organizing zoning regulations or a hearing board. All subdivisions and land developments that occur within the Township must first meet the standards and regulations of the County before being approved. The Township of Troy covers a large amount of land in the County, and is home to many outdoor recreational facilities. The Mt. Pisgah State Park is partially located within the Township, the park has several trails, campgrounds, ponds for fishing or boating, playgrounds, and a swimming pool to name a few of its amenities. There are Campgrounds located in the Armenia mountains, which are visited by tourists and locals alike. The exciting outdoor life, trails, and close proximity to Mt. Pisgah State Park makes the Armenian Mountain Campgrounds a great spot for families to stay. A few other parks located in the township are the Alparon Park and the Mosherville Elementary School Playground. The Township is also home to the Bradford County Heritage Museum.
The Alparon Park is very important to the Township as many events take place there. Among the list of events include, the annual Troy Fair, Pennsylvania Heritage Festival, horse shows, and the Endless Mountains Maple Festival.