Troy Sale Barn is a piece of important local history.
In 1920, 20 local farmers had a vision for Troy’s economic future and farming heritage.These Shorthorn & Holstein cattle breeders saw the need for a barn for buyers to come purvey the livestock. The Livestock Sale Pavilion opened to multiple livestock sales in 1922 and increased the economic activity in Western Bradford County for the next 70 years.
On Wednesdays, the town of Troy bustled as farmers brought their stock to the sale. As the decades flew by, businesses in Troy grew with the support of the agricultural activity at the Sale Barn. Farming families came to town for the sale and also did their banking, bought their groceries, shopped at local businesses, thereby making Troy their hometown. Banks flourished, car dealerships grew, good-paying jobs increased, and the schools thrived.
In the early 2000’s, the last livestock sale was held, and the barn was sold to a private individual, passing through several hands before the Troy Municipal Authority bought the barn back. In 2014, the barn was slated to be torn down and turned into a parking lot. Local citizens saw the potential of what the Troy Sale Barn could again offer to this area–and now the barn is operated by the Troy Sale Barn Operating Corporation (TSBOC). The TSBOC has great plans for this historic piece of property–but they need your help to complete the restoration–with volunteering or monetary donations.
Troy Sale Barn’s mission is to preserve and promote the historic, rich agricultural and rural heritages of our community—offering a gathering spot to highlight local artisans, farmers, community members and school groups. From wedding venues to quilt shows, archery leagues, farmers markets, FFA events, square dances or art shows and farmers’ markets, the opportunities for the Troy Sale Barn’s utilization are tremendous whether it is for cultural, historical or recreational activities. Arena and Founder’s Lounge are now available for rental.
For information about Troy Sale Barn, and to view a list of upcoming events, visit their website: www.troysalebarn.com.