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Troy, MT

Troy, MT in Western Montana

On the western banks of the Kootenai River at Montana's lowest elevation point, Troy and its surrounding wilderness area offer pristine, unsettled country, attractions like the Troy Museum and Visitors Center and Ross Creek Cedar Grove, and a groomed snowmobile trail that connects Troy with Libby, MT. Each year, Troy marks Independence Day with its Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration.

Insider Tip

A must-see stop in northwest Montana is the Ross Creek Cedar Trail, home to Western Red Cedars that are more than 200 years old. Take a walk along the self-guided nature trail as it makes its way one mile through the grove.

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History

Because of the deep ravines, dense forests and the steep mountains that characterize this area, the southern loop of the Kootenai was known as the Montana Wilds. Its ruggedness along with the fear of Indians kept it unsettled until gold was discovered in the mid 1860s. But not until the Great Northern railroad establish a freight division on the current town site, did it really begin to flourish.

In 1910, the great forest fires that raged through the area almost claimed the town. Railroad hoses soaked the downtown buildings while a locomotive was kept steamed up ready to evacuate the remaining residents and crews should the fire overtake them. A little luck and a shift in the wind saved the town.

There is some disagreement over how Troy got its name. Some say it took its name for a civil engineer working for the Great Northern. Others think the town was named for the Troy weight system, which was used to weigh silver and gold. Still others say that E.L. Preston named the town for Troy Morrow, the son of a family that was providing him with room and board while he surveyed the area for track and laid out the town site. It is this latter theory that is most accepted.

Featured Listings

City of Troy Museum & Visitor Center in Western Montana.

City of Troy Museum & Visitor Center

629 E. Missoula Ave.
Troy, MT 59935

406.295.4540

Linehan Outfitting Company in Western Montana.

Linehan Outfitting Company

35309 Yaak River Road
Yaak, MT 59935

406.295.4872

Troy Chamber of Commerce in Western Montana.

Troy Chamber of Commerce

301 E. Kootenai Ave.
Troy, Montana 59935

406.295.1064

Other Listings

A Cabin on the River

  • 592 Waterfront Road Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4164

Bull Lake Ice Fishing

  • 14891 Bull Lake Road Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4358

Bull Lake Waterfront Home and Cabin

Bull Lake Waterfront Rental

  • 23708 East Broken Lance Lane Liberty Lake, Montana 99019
  • 509.710.6354
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Creekside Vacation Cabin Rentals

Holiday Motel

  • PO Box 118 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 208.610.1110

Kootenai River Campground

Kootenai River Outfitters

Lake Creek Inn

  • 914 E Missoula Ave Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.5775
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Linehan Outfitting Company

  • 35309 Yaak River Road Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4872
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Linehan Vacation Home & Cabins

  • 35309 Yaak River Road Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4872
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Little Joe's Montana

  • PO Box 514 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.6058

Montana Lake Cabin

  • 5160 Shoreline Dr Ketchikan, Montana 99901
  • 907.617.5251
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Montana Lake Creek Vacation Rental

  • 4737 Old Highway North Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.9363
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Odie's Big Sky Cafe

  • PO Box 624 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.2233

Payne Creek Cabin Rental

  • 1037 Mountain View Drive Troy, Montana 59935
  • 785.393.7030
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R-Place Restaurant

  • PO Box 243 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.5028

Real Art Works

Rustic Pine

  • 62564 US Highway 2 Libby, Montana 59923
  • 406.293.5267
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ShaBear Cabin on The Yaak River

Three Rivers Ranger District

  • 12858 US Highway 2 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4693
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Troy Farmers Market

Upper Ford Ranger Station

  • 12858 US Highway 2 Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.4693
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Yaak River Lodge

  • 27744 Yaak River Rd Troy, Montana 59935
  • 406.295.5463
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