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New Troy, Michigan is situated in northwestern Weesaw Township, Berrien County, in the southwest portion of the Lower Peninsula.

As an unincorporated community, New Troy doesn't have officially assigned boundaries. However, the community has been named as a census-designated place (CDP) for the purpose of the United States census. The Galien River and the East Branch of the Galien River serve as the southern boundary of the CDP, Sawyer Road forms its western boundary, and Pardee Road forms its eastern boundary, while its western boundary is an unnamed stream or drain that discharges into the Galien River. Other roads leading through the community include California Road, Glendora Road, Log Cabin Road, Mill Road, Pardee Road, Sandridge Road, and Weechik Road.

Cities and villages within twenty miles of New Troy include Bridgman, Galien, Three Oaks, Baroda, Stevensville, Buchanan, New Buffalo, and Berrien Springs, while the unincorporated communities of Sawyer, Glendora, Harbert, Livingston, Lakeside, and Union Pier are within ten miles.

The Mill Road-Galien River Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by the Michigan State Highway Department in 1928, the bridge is one of the oldest examples of a curved-chord through-girder bridge, and one of only a few remaining concrete camelback bridges in Michigan. It carries Avery Road (Mill Road) over the Galien River, although this location has served as a river crossing since at least 1860.

New Troy was settled by two brothers, Solomon and Hiram Gould, who built a sawmill there in 1836, calling it North Mill. Shortly afterward, Nelson Willard, Joseph Ames, and Ezra Stoner built a second mill, which became known as South Mill.

A townsite was platted, and called Troy. However, when a post office was established on June 23, 1852, with Charles Beard as postmaster. However, the post office was named Weesaw, for the township. The post office closed on September 24, 1852, and when it was reopened on January 5, 1854, it was named Troy.

The Chicago & Western Michigan (Pere Marquette) Railroad established a railroad station three miles west, in the community now known as Sawyer, calling it Troy Station, after which Troy took the name of New Troy, and was given a post office in that name on September 21, 1865, with Charles H. Bostick as postmaster.

Although platted, New Troy was never incorporated.

The focus of this portion of our guide is on the community known as New Troy, Michigan. Local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities are appropriate for this category.



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