TROY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
N 39° 47.598 W 095° 03.198
15S E 324196 N 4406832
Quick Description: PONY EXPRESS IN TROY KANSAS
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2006 11:32:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMVW9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Four For All
Views: 57

Long Description:
Two miles west is Troy, named for the famous city of Greek antiquity. Following the organization of Doniphan County in 1855 Troy was named the county seat and business began there in 1856. Initially it played a secondary role to such Missouri River towns as Elwood, Iowa Point and White Cloud, but the coming of the railroad in 1869 made it more important than those communities which depended on the river for their economic life.

US-36, Doniphan County
Roadside turnout, 1 mile east of Troy
Marker Name: TROY

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker text:
Two miles west is Troy, named for the famous city of Greek antiquity. Following the organization of Doniphan County in 1855 Troy was named the county seat and business began there in 1856. Initially it played a secondary role to such Missouri River towns as Elwood, Iowa Point and White Cloud, but the coming of the railroad in 1869 made it more important than those communities which depended on the river for their economic life. Presidential aspirant Abraham Lincoln provided a noteworthy day for Troy early in December 1859,when he spoke on issues of national politics and the slavery question. In 1860-1861 the city was a station on an alternate route of the Pony Express,which began at St Joseph. In 1872 Sol Miller,one of Kansas' most outspoken newspaper editors,moved his Kansas Chief,founded in White Cloud in 1857,to Troy. Miller's writing,uninhibited even for that day,frequently left his friends chotling and his victims fuming. Among nationally prominent persons once a part of this community were C.J."Buffalo"Jones,who in the 1880's saved the buffalo from extinction and Charles E. Whittaker,Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court,1957-1962 whose birthplace was seven miles southwest of this marker. ERECTED BY THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION


Marker Location: Doniphan

Official Marker Number: 86

Name of agency setting marker: Kansas State Historical Society

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

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