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

Floyd

 
 
Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 24, 2020
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.)
 
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 traveling
Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Floyd Marker
west on Main Street. Touch 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,
Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
3. Floyd Marker
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.”
 
Floyd Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
4. Floyd Courthouse and Marker
Farmers Supply Hardware Store image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
5. Farmers Supply Hardware Store
Across the street from the courthouse.
 
 
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.
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