Troy is a town in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,430 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County. The short story by Charles W. Chesnutt, called "The Sheriff's Children," is set in Troy
Troy is located at 35°21′38″N 79°53′47″W / 35.36056°N 79.89639°W / 35.36056; -79.89639 (35.360420, -79.896412).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.34% is water.