Floyd County, Texas Genealogy

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Floyd County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Floydada

County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse
100 S Main Street
PO Box 476
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: 806.983.4900

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903
and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records

Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse. [1] [2]

Floyd County Courthouse
County Clerk – Marilyn Holcomb
100 Main St.
Floydada, TX 79325
(806) 983-4900


The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.

Parent County

1876--Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to Donley County for administration purposes. [3]

County seat: Originally, Floyd City.  The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • History of Floyd County, 1876-1979, 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. Digital Book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Early History of Floyd County, 1947, by Claude V. Hall
  • Floyd County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors




  • The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon
    111 E. Missouri
    Floydada, TX 79325 website
  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

  • Floyd County Library
    111 S Wall St
    Floydada, TX 79235
    Phone: (806) 983-4922
  • Lockney Branch Library
    118 N. Main
    Lockney, TX 79241
    (806) 652-3561‎
  • Floyd County Historical Museum
    Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center
    105 E. Missouri St.,
    Floydada, TX 79241
    (806) 983-2415    website
  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas
  2. Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).