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Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  

Revision as of 17:32, 18 June 2012

Floyd County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Floyd County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1831
County Seat Floyd
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Floyd County

Southwest Virginia county.

Contents

County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse, Floyd, Va.
 

Floyd County Courthouse
100 East Main Street Room 200
Floyd, Virginia 24091
Phone: 540-745-9330

Clerk Circuite Court has birth and death records from 1852-1872
marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1831[1]


Beginning Dates for Floyd County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1840 1853 1840 1831 1831

History

Governor John Floyd (1783-1837)

The county was named after Virginia Governor John Floyd (1783-1837).

Parent County

1831--Floyd County was created 15 January 1831 from Montgomery and Franklin Counties.
County seat: Floyd [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Floyd County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):74-75. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

African American

Floyd County, Virginia cohabitation records are available online.

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Floyd County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18404,453
18506,45845.0%
18608,23627.5%
18709,82419.3%
188013,25534.9%
189014,4058.7%
190015,3886.8%
191014,092−8.4%
192013,115−6.9%
193011,698−10.8%
194011,9672.3%
195011,351−5.1%
196010,462−7.8%
19709,775−6.6%
198011,56318.3%
199012,0053.8%
200013,87415.6%

1840

  • Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. FHL Collection 975.5 X2d 1840. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes Floyd County.]

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Genealogy

More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Floyd County families. To view a list, visit Floyd County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. FHL Collection [Includes Floyd County pensioners.]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Floyd County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Floyd County, p. 79. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Floyd County, Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Floyd County, Virginia:

- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company I (1st).[3]
- 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Floyd Riflemen).[4]
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Private Papers

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Floyd County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth

Beth Fridley has published abstracts of the following Floyd County birth record online at Ancestry:

  • Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1853-73 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1873-79 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Floyd County, Virginia Births, 1880-84 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
  • Fisher, Therese A. Marriages in the New River Valley, Virginia : Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles Counties. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1991. Available at FHL.
Death

Floyd County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Beth Fridley has published abstracts of the following Floyd County death records online at Ancestry:

  • Floyd County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-82 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Floyd County, Virginia Deaths, 1883-96 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

  • Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.[6]

Family History Centers

Websites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Virginia. Page 713 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  4. Ralph White Gunn, 24th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 34.
  5. Dobbie E. Lambert, 25th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106.
  6. Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.