Troy in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—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
Erected 2005 by City of Troy, James, Stretesky, 1st Bank of Troy, Pony Express Trail Association, et al.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 47.593′ N, 95° 3.214′ W. Marker is in Troy, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on U.S. 36 near Ottumwa Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Troy (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.9 miles away); Walter C. Worman and George Larson (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Tall Oak" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Doniphan County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Melvin L. Schmidt, J.D. (approx. 2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 2 miles away); "Espyd. a wolf" (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
More about this marker. In Search of the Pony Express Station Marker
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Also see . . .
1. Pony Express National Historic Trail. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph MO. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.