Floyd in Floyd County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conversation Commission. (Marker Number KG-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
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 travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Floyd VA 24091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floyd County Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Floyd County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonville Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nannie Harmon Howard House (about 600 feet away); Former Site of an African-American School (approx. ¼ mile away); Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buffalo Mountain (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rock Castle Gorge (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floyd.
Regarding Floyd. A brief history of Floyd County, Virginia - “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,
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 25, 2020, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.