Troy (HMWBX)

Location: Troy, KS 66087 Doniphan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.593', W 95° 3.214'

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— Jul. 1, 1861 - Sep. 13, 1861 —

A little over a quarter of a mile to the southwest was a Pony Express Station called Troy. This was due to its close proximity to the town of Troy, Kansas. It was owned and operated by Henry Thompson and had 16 rooms and a tavern. To save money the Pony Express Company contracted with local owners to use their sites for their stations in Kansas.

The Pony Express started on April 3, 1860 and ended on November 20, 1861. This site was not an original station. It was an Added Station and first used on July 1, 1861.

By August 28, 1861 the Pony Express mail was carried by stagecoach from St. Joseph to Ft. Kearny and not by the Pony Express horse. This route stopped being used on September 14, 1861 when the headquarters in St. Joseph was moved to Atchison.

? 2005 Joe Nardone
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByCity of Troy, James, Stretesky, 1st Bank of Troy, Pony Express Trail Association, et al
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 324173 N 4406823
Decimal Degrees39.79321667, -95.05356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.593', W 95° 3.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 35.58" N, 95° 3' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)785, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1296 Ottumwa Rd, Troy KS 66087, US
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