Troy is centrally located in Latah County, Idaho on the eastern part of the Palouse region, its population as of the 2010 census was 862.
Lewis and Clark State College is 50 miles to the south of Troy. The Clearwater and Snake Rivers run through this area. Further south is the Salmon River which is famous for jet boat races, salmon fishing and amazing rafting through Hells Canyon.
Vast recreational wilderness lies to the east of Troy. Hunting, fishing, hiking at Elk River Falls, motor boating at Dworshak Reservoir, snowmobiling and motor biking. Timber is a major industry in the area.
Two major universities are west of Troy. The University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho (11 miles) and Washington State University, Pullman, Washington (25 miles). Pullman is also home to Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories which ranks #97 on the Best Companies to Work For List by FORTUNE® Magazine.
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At an elevation of 2,400 ft, winters can be trying. However, many people have 4-wheelers to plow themselves out! Most learn to enjoy the snow with snowmobiles.
Summers are enjoyable, with temperatures ranging from 65 to 85.
Farming, ranching, and timber are major contributors to Troy's economy.