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FLOYD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Floydada, Texas

Floyd County has had three courthouses:
1892, 1911, and 1950

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The 1950 Floyd County Courthouse,  FloydadaTX
The 1950 Floyd County Courthouse
FM 784, Floydada
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

The Present Floyd County Courthouse
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Floydada, Texas

Date - 1950
Architect - Marvin Stiles
Style - Modern
The 1950 Floyd County courthouse
The 1950 Floyd County Courthouse
Old photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com

The 1911 Floyd County Courthouse
Floydada, Texas

1911 Floyd County courthouse , Floydada Texas old photo
The 1911 Floyd County Courthouse
Photo circa 1940 courtesy TXDoT
The bell from the 1911 Floyd County courthouse on display on the front lawn of the current courthouse. - Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2007
The plaque reads as follows:
In memory of the pioneer settlers of Floyd County upon whose enduring foundations we and those who come after us build. This bell, which for many years in the old court house tower rang the passing hours of their lives, is dedicated as a monument, in the year 1966.

Floyd County jail, Floydada Texas
Floyd County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2007
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1936 Centennial Highway Marker - from Floydada, US 62 South 6 miles
Floyd County
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)
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