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Floyd in Floyd County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Floyd

 
 
Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
1. Floyd Marker
Inscription. This place became the county seat when Floyd County was formed in 1831. First called Jacksonville for Andrew Jackson, its name was changed to that of the county. The courthouse was built on land given by the Phlegar family. The town was incorporated in 1892 and rechartered in 1936. Here was born Admiral Robley D. Evans, hero of the Spanish-American War.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conversation Commission. (Marker Number KG-5.)
 
Location. 36° 54.682′ N, 80° 19.207′ W. Marker is in Floyd, Virginia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 211) and Locust Street (Virginia Route 8), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. It is at the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Floyd VA 24091, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rural Life In Appalachia (approx. 12.1 miles away); Blue Ridge Mission School
Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Floyd Marker
(approx. 12.7 miles away); Fairy Stone State Park (approx. 13.7 miles away); Carroll County / Floyd County (approx. 15.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Floyd County. “According to tradition, present day Floyd County was among the first areas explored when Virginia Colonists began to push into the mountains of Virginia. In the mid-to-late 1600's, expeditions began to map the area that was then principally a hunting-grounds by Indians, including the Canawhay tribe. The first white settlements in the area occurred in the mid-18th century. By the 1790's, English, German, French, Scottish and Irish immigrants settled in what is now Floyd County. One of the first industries, Spangler’s Mill, was also established in this time period. Watermills such as this one continue to symbolize the resourcefulness of residents and the importance of natural resources and living in touch with the land.” (Submitted on May 30, 2013.) 
 
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Floyd Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
3. Floyd Courthouse and Marker
Farmers Supply Hardware Store image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
4. Farmers Supply Hardware Store
Across the street from the courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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