Troy is located in the eastern part of the state of New York and a city and seat of Rensselaer County. It sits along the east bank of the Hudson River that is on the opposite of Watervliet and the junction Mohawk River and the New York State Canal System. Troy form an urban-industrial complex along with Albany and Schenectady. The area where the present-day Troy stands has initially been a part of the patroonship of the Kiliaen van Rensselaer that was granted in 1629 by the Dutch West India Company that aims to expand the Dutch colonization. It was said that Troy was the source of the United States symbol, Uncle Sam. Large contracts for the United States Army beef were filled by the businessman Samuel Wilson or known as Uncle Sam, during the War of 1912.
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