Troy, California

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Coordinates: 39°18′42″N120°27′47″W / 39.31167°N 120.46306°W / 39.31167; -120.46306 Coordinates: 39°18′42″N120°27′47″W / 39.31167°N 120.46306°W / 39.31167; -120.46306
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of California.svg  California
County Placer County
Elevation [1] 6,345 ft (1,934 m)
Population (2016)
  Total 0 [2]

Troy is a former railroad town in Placer County, California. [1] Troy was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Donner Pass. [3] It lay at an elevation of 6345 feet (1934 m). [1]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Placer County, California County in California, United States

Placer County, officially the County of Placer, is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 348,432. The county seat is Auburn.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Troy, California
  2. Various archives
  3. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 570. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.