The City of Troup is located in the southeast corner of Smith County, and northeast Cherokee County.
Several major highways pass through the immediate vicinity: Texas Highways 110 and 135, and Farm-to-Market 13, 15, 346, and 347.
Troup was developed as a railroad town when the International Railroad Company opened the Palestine-Troupe line in 1872. The town of Troupe, named after a governor or county in Georgia, was surveyed and the streets laid out by the railroad in 1872. The "e" was later dropped from its name, becoming "Troup". At one time the community was known as "Zavala".
The Troup City Hall is located at 106 East Duval Street, adjoing the U.S. Post Office. Phone 903.842-3128.
The Troup Chamber of Commerce is active in the community, and can be reached at . 903.842.4113.
Troup Website Resources
|In 2016, Troup had a population of 1,982 residents|
Interactive Map of Troup Texas (courtesy of Google)
Map Showing Location of Troup in Upper East Texas
Scenes Around Troup
Cameron - Jarvis Troup Memorial Library at 102 South Georgia Street - Phone 903.842.3101
Troup ... in the rolling hills of Upper East Texas
Troup Volunteer Fire Department
Street scene in downtown Troup, Texas
Another beautiful, sunny day in Troup!
Other East Texas Attractions
While visiting the Hawkins area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
- Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
- Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
- Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
- Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
- Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, The Weisman, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
- Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
- Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Lake Tyler, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
- Lake Tyler - swimming, boating, fishing, skiing close-in to Tyler
- Lake Palestine - Boating, fishing, skiing and camping, just south of Tyler
- Lindale - Old Mill Pond Museum, Hideaway Lake, Miranda Lambert Store & Red 55 Winery
- Mineola - Mineola Nature Preserve, Bigfoot Paddling Trail
- Lake Fork - At 27,264 acres and 315 miles of shoreline, Lake Fork was designed to be a premier bass fishing lake and currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 largemouth bass caught in Texas.
Travel Information for the Troup Area