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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Floydada
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County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse
100 S Main Street
PO Box 476
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: 806.983.4900

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903
and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse. [2] [3]



History

The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.

Parent County

1876--Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to Donley County for administration purposes. [4]

County seat: Originally, Floyd City.  The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada [5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Floyd County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • History of Floyd County, 1876-1979, 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. Digital Book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Early History of Floyd County, 1947, by Claude V. Hall
  • Floyd County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon
    111 E. Missouri
    Floydada, TX 79325 website
  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

  • Floyd County Library
    111 S Wall St
    Floydada, TX 79235
    Phone: (806) 983-4922
  • Lockney Branch Library
    118 N. Main
    Lockney, TX 79241
    (806) 652-3561‎
  • Floyd County Historical Museum
    Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center
    105 E. Missouri St.,
    Floydada, TX 79241
    (806) 983-2415    website
  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas
  3. Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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