A Snapshot of Troy's Past...
Troy Township emerged a city more than 50 years ago. Following World War II, Troy Township changed rapidly. Companies that supported the automobile industry purchased large tracts of land in the southern sections of the township and built manufacturing plants. In half a century, Troy has grown from a neighborhood of farms and open fields to an area of global competitiveness and innovation.
The charter for the City of Troy was approved on December 12, 1955 and the township residents overwhelmingly approved the proposal to incorporate and elected a Charter Commission on June 7, 1955.
Today, the Troy Museum and Historic Village documents and celebrates the city’s history through its beautiful museum grounds, including the Poppleton School, Caswell House, General Store, old Troy Hall, the Cobbler’s Shed, and the old Troy Methodist Church and Parsonage. School groups visit the grounds to step back in time and see what life was like years ago. Residents also go to the village for seasonal, family fun events.
Over the past 50 years, Troy has become a stable and viable community where the Chamber works collaboratively with City officials to support sensible growth within Troy and to promote Troy as the premier location for investment in Oakland County. The Chamber supports strong leaders committed to a high quality business environment,
competitiveness, pioneering approaches and diversity.