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

Organization of Floyd County

 
 
Organization of Floyd County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Organization of Floyd County Marker
Inscription. Floyd County was created by the Texas Legislature in 1876. In the 1880s, 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.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3867.)
 
Location.
Organization of Floyd County Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Organization of Floyd County Marker on the right
Dolphin Ward Floyd Marker is on the left.
33° 59.098′ 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. Dolphin Ward Floyd (here, next to this marker); First National Bank of Floydada (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured 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. Settlements & Settlers
 
Floyd County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Floyd County Court House
 
 
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 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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