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FLOYD COUNTY, TEXAS

34 4' 12" N, 101 18' 0" W (34.07, -101.3)
Population: 5,917 Est. (2016) 6,446 (2010)
Total area: 993 square miles (2,570 km2)
992 square miles (2,570 km2) land
0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) water

Floyd County Topics

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  • Floyd County
    Contiguous Counties:
    Briscoe County (N) Motley County (E)
    Crosby County (S) Hale County (W) Swisher County (NW) Lubbock County (SW) Dickens County (SE)

    Floyd County History

    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    (On US 62/SH 207, 6 miles S of Floydada in a roadside park):

    FLOYD COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories.
    Created August 221, 1876.
    Organized May 28, 1890,
    Named in honor of Dolphin Ward Floyd, a captain who died at the Alamo.
    County seat, Floyd City, 1890;
    Floydada, since 1892. (1936)

    Historical Marker on Courthouse Grounds:

    Organization of Floyd County

    Floyd County was created by the Texas Legislature in 1876. The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company began building westward from Wichita Falls, resulting in increased settlement of the area. Ranchers T. J. Braidfoot and J. R. McLain formed a partnership in 1887 to establish a town they hoped to promote as county seat. Named Della Plain, it soon boasted homes, businesses, and civic institutions. As more homesteaders settled northwest of Della Plain, a town named Lockney was created in 1889. Soon there was rivalry over which town would be named county seat.

    In 1890 M. C. Williams and J. K. Gwynn selected this site for a town called Floyd City. In an election held on May 28, 1890, the voters chose Floyd City as county seat. Officers elected were: Arthur B. Duncan, County Judge; John C. Hendrix, County Attorney; R. T. Miller, County and District Clerk; D. W. Jenkins, Sheriff and Tax Collector; E. E. Keeley, County Treasurer; L. C. Darby, Tax Assessor; W. M. Massie, Surveyor; and C. F. Ramsey, T. B. Michael, W. R. Vandeveer, and B. P. Merrell, County Commissioners. When a post office was established in September, the name of the town was changed to
    Floydada.
    (1990)
    Floyd County Courthouse
    TX - Floyd County courthouse
    Floyd County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Floyd County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Floydada
    Area Hotels -
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  • Barwise
  • Cedar Hill
  • Dougherty
  • Edgin ghost town
  • Fairmont
  • Floydada county seat
  • Gray Mule ghost town
  • Lockney
  • South Plains

  • Floyd County Vintage Maps
    TX - Floyd County 1907 postal map
    Floyd County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Floyd  County 1920s Map
    Floyd County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Floyd County 1940s Map
    Floyd County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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