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Floydada in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dolphin Ward Floyd

 
 
Dolphin Ward Floyd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Dolphin Ward Floyd Marker
Inscription. When this county was created by the Texas legislature in 1876, it was named in honor of Dolphin Ward Floyd (1804-1836). A native of North Carolina, Floyd left his home in 1825 and arrived in Gonzales, Texas, about 1832. He married Esther Berry House and they had two children. In February 1836, Floyd, along with 31 other Gonzales residents, answered Lt. Col. William B. Travis' call for help at the Alamo in San Antonio. During the battle that ensued, Floyd and his comrades were killed fighting for Texas' independence from Mexico.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1244.)
 
Location. 33° 59.1′ N, 101° 20.064′ W. Marker is in Floydada, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the court house lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Floydada TX 79235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Organization of Floyd County (here, next to this marker); First National Bank of Floydada (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured
Dolphin Ward Floyd Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Dolphin Ward Floyd Marker on the left
Organization of Floyd County Marker is on the right.
in a direct line); Floydada Chapter No. 31, Order of the Eastern Star (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Floydada (approx. mile away); First Methodist Church of Floydada (approx. mile away); Floydada, Texas (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floydada.
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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