Kansas December 19, 2016
The Tiny Kansas Town That Will Capture Your Heart
Every state has its fair share of tiny towns… but tiny towns that are flat out unforgettable and boast a rich history? You can find the majority of those in the Sunflower State! The tiny town we are talking about today, however, may just be one of the most memorable of them all that is sure to capture your heart!
With a population of just over 1,000, the charming town of Troy, Kansas is situated in the very northeast corner of the state and is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Platted in 1855, Troy is a historically significant town in that it was the first stop on the Pony Express out of St. Joseph.
In addition, the Smith Tavern in Troy -- which is still standing -- was the place where horses were changed at the end of the first relay.
Aside from the old Smith Tavern, Troy is also home to a number of other historic buildings and landmarks, including this impressive 27 foot Indian chief carved completely out of a burr oak log...
...1905 Doniphan County Courthouse...
...Nelson Rogers House...
Abraham Lincoln visited this home in 1859!
...and even a memorial to the Pony Express!
Troy doesn't only live in the past (so to speak), as this small town also boasts delicious restaurants and down-home shops that are perfect for perusing.
For even more tiny communities, check out these
10 Small Towns In Rural Kansas That Are Downright Delightful!