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County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse, Prestonburg, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Parent County

1799--Floyd County was created 13 December 1799 from Fleming, Montgomery and Mason Counties.
County seat: Prestonburg [1]

Boundary Changes

1820 Perry County was created from Clay and Floyd counties.
1821 Pike County was created from Floyd County.
1821 Lawrence County was created from Floyd and Greenup counties
1822 Morgan County was created from Floyd and Bath Counties.
1843 Johnson County was created from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.
1860 Magoffin County was created from Floyd, Johnson and Morgan counties.
1870 Martin County was created from Floyd, Lawrence, Johnson, and Pike counites.
1884 Knott County was created from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry counties.

Record Loss

1808-- A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Allen City David Hunter Printer
Alvin Dema Ivel Pryamid
Amba Dotson Jacks Creek Risner
Arkansas Drift Justell Sloan
Auxier Dwale Lackey Stanville
Banner East McDowell Lancer Teaberry
Bays Branch Eastern Langley Thomas
Beaver Emma Ligon Tram
Beaver Junction Endicott Martin Warco
Betsy Layne Estill McDowell Watergap
Blue Moon Galveston Melvin Wayland
Blue River Garrett Midas Weeksbury
Bonanza Glo Minnie Welco Station
Brainard Goodloe New Allen West Garrett
Buckingham Grethel Northern West Prestonburg
Bull Creek Halo Orkney Wheelwright
Burton Harold Osborn Wheelwright Junction
Cliff Hi Hat Porter Junction Witaker
Colliver Hippo Prestonburg Wonder
Craynor Hite Price Woods
Dana Honaker

Neighboring Counties


Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.

Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
KYGenWeb, Floyd County page


cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Marion Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 


Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data

Floyd Co., KY Census Records at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.



Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.

Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk.


Kentucky Land Warrants at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Local Histories

Floyd County, Kentucky at Wikipedia


Kentucky Digital Map Library Scroll down the page for links to early Floyd County maps.


Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.


The Floyd County Times



Current Obituraries at The Floyd County Times


Vital Records

Floyd Births at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
See KYGenWeb, Floyd County page for excel files of Floyd County births 1911-1920
Deaths at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Floyd Co. Marriages at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Marriage License of Floyd County Kentucky From 1808-1844

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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