Troy Illinois Historical Society

The Troy Historical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in the History/Genealogy Room located in the Lower Level of the Library. There is an annual membership fee.

The Historical Society has several  microfilm collections, including:

▪ the Troy Times-Tribune back to 1872

▪ One-room schoolhouse attendance records

▪ First Baptist Church records back to 1833

▪ St. Paul's Evangelical Church records



Troy Historical Society Projects

The Troy Historical Society has created a book about the history of the City of Troy, encompassing the area within the boundaries of the original school district. This area includes all of Jarvis Township and the southern portion of Pin Oak Township.

Log Cabin Project

The Troy Historical Society is involved in an ongoing project to assemble the Mersinger log cabin in Tri-Township Park. Originally located in southern Jarvis Township circa 1850, the cabin was assembled and displayed for a time at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE).

Cemetery Project

The Troy Historical Society has been responsible for various improvements to the Troy City Cemetery, including signage and brick replacement.

Troy Illinois Cemetery Project