Friday, July 20, 2012

The History of Troy Ohio

Official seal of City of Dayton
Official seal of City of Dayton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Located in Western Ohio, just north of Dayton, Troy has quite a lot to offer for those who like history. Here are a few of the top places to look into if you're ever in the area:

The Courthouse:
Construction was completed on the Troy Courthouse in 1888, and it is one of the oldest buildings in the area. The three story Neo-Renaissance style courthouse has beautiful interior decorations, which detail highly colored floor tiles and plastered ceilings. Tours of the court house can be taken, so give them a call if you're interested.

Patriot Antique Shoppe
A great stop for those who want to see a great deal of historical variety. Customers bring in their historical inventory, which is placed online and marketed to prospective buyers around the world. Of course, you can pick up some cool items just by stopping in!

Troy Hall of Fame
Troy has produced some outstanding athletes over the years, including Kristin King, a 2006 hockey olympian as well as some great minds, including Dr. William Earl Shoupp, one of the greatest nuclear physicists of the 20th century.

Troy is also a great place to find a job and settle down. Many homes are available, and if you're looking for apartments, you can check out First Troy Corp. Rentals. They have many apartment options available for a variety of needs.