Floyd County, Texas Genealogy

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




County Courthouse

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

History

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • 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

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Societies and Libraries

Floyd County Library
111 S Wall St
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: (806) 983-4922

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  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).