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FLOYD, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas
Highway 380
About 8 Miles W of Greenville

Population: 220 (2000)

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Floyd TX - Floyd United Methodist Church
Floyd United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009

A Visit to Floyd, Texas

Photographer's Note:
What little there is of this town is taking a hit, as the highway is now bypassing town and the school is probably being closed as they are building a Branch Elementary school about 5 miles up the road in Merit. - Mike Price, September 2009


History in a Pecan Shell


First called Oliverea, after an official of the East Line and Red River Railroad (actual name Oliver) in 1882 when the railroad was expanding itís service from Greenville
to McKinney.

That same year a post office was opened but the locals balked at their town being named for a stranger. Foster was suggested but rejected by postal authorities. Their second choice was Floyd. The reason was lost but itís thought that it was done to honor a dispatch rider of the Texas Revolutionary Army. The name was in effect in 1887.

In 1904 Floydís population was 231 and it reached a high-water mark of 300 at the onset of the Great Depression. Development of modern roads favored the county seat of Greenville and Floyd suffered as a result. The post office closed in the 1930s and the population was in decline. After WWII the population was just 150 and only three businesses had managed to hold on. In the early 1950s the population had dipped to a mere 70 residents, but from the mid 1970s it had increased to 220 Ė the same figure given for the 2000 census.
Floyd TX - Floyd Baptist Church
Floyd Baptist Church. More Texas Churches
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
Floyd Texas 1938 School
1938 School. More Texas Schoolhouses
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Floyd TX rural scene
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
Floyd TX country store
Photo courtesy Mike Price, September 2009
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