TROY

NAME: Troy
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Nice Location
REMAINS: Many original buildings.  

Troy has somewhat of a checkered past as do many of the mining camps of the 1870s and 1880s. An Alexander Beaty who sold his claim to a Yorkshire, England mining company, discovered the first ore in the Troy area in 1867. The English company built a stamp mill 1n 1870 and began operations. The Troy mine was more than 1000 feet above the camp but still suffered from water seepage problems that eventually led to its abandonment in 1913. The population of Troy at that time was well over 100 but by 1915 the town belonged to the ghosts. There was some activity prior to World War II to help boost prewar production and than post World War II until 1949 when it shut down. Troy still has a few inhabitants. There are five standing buildings four of which are made of stone and date back to the original settlement.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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