Mount Troy Road

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Not to be confused with Troy Hill Road.
Mount Troy Road
Neighborhood Spring Garden

A road in the location of modern Mount Troy Road appears in maps of Allegheny County from the 1850s and 1860s.[1][2] It was originally called Troy Hill Road,[3][4][5][6][7][a] a name that is preserved today only for the southernmost part of the original road (see Troy Hill Road).

Spring Garden, which includes a small sliver of Mount Troy Road in its northeast corner, was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1920.[10]


  1. The 1886 Hopkins atlas incorrectly says "Troy Mill Road."[8][9]


  1. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 70. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876
  4. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Northern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1897. [view source]hopkins-1897
  5. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 4, p. 25. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1925.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1925-vol-4
  6. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 4, p. 25. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1925, revised 1939. [view source]hopkins-1939-vol-4
  7. Alexander Gross. Pittsburgh and Vicinity: Featuring transit lines and house numbers. Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953. Published with Alexander Gross, The Complete Street Guide to Pittsburgh and 16 Nearby Suburbs: With large map of Pittsburgh and suburbs; streets, house numbers, transportation lines, places of interest, churches, etc., etc., Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953 ( PghStreets1953M). A slightly different version entitled The Premier Map of Pittsburgh and Vicinity is reproduced in Sam Stephenson, ed., Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh project, pp. 22–23, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2023, ISBN 978-0-226-82483-3 (LCCN 2022055151). [view source]gross-map
  8. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 8. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886.; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1886
  9. James W. Yanosko and Edward W. Yanosko. Around Troy Hill, Spring Hill, and Reserve Township, pp. 10–11. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2011, ISBN 978-0-7385-7592-6. LCCN 2011922717. [view source]yanosko-yanosko
  10. Mark A. Connelly. "Spring Garden Borough–Pittsburgh City 1920 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-spring-garden-annexation