|Welcome to Floyd County, Texas|
|Texas Genealogy Trails|
This Floyd County Website
is available for adoption.
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us! If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways. Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]
We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.
* * * NEW DATA ADDED CONSTANTLY * * * . . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . .
Floyd County Texas
On August 21, 1876, the Texas legislature formed Floyd County, named for the Alamo martyr Dolphin Ward Floyd, as one of the fifty-four counties established from the Bexar and Young territories. In 1884 Arthur B. Duncan and his family became the county's first settlers when they located in Blanco Canyon a short distance above Henry Clay (Hank) Smith's ranch in Crosby County.
The move to organize Floyd County produced heated rivalry among its developing communities for the honor of being the county seat. Lockney, which became Della Plain's chief rival, was founded in 1889. In the spring of 1890 J. K. Gwynn appeared on the scene as a representative of Carolina V. Price, a Missouri native who owned numerous patented sections in Floyd County.
Gwynn had one of the prize sections platted as Floyd City, another candidate for county seat. Lockney combined with Floyd City, and in the organization election on May 28, 1890, Floyd City won by a vote of 55 to 33. The election was subsequently contested in the district court and later in the Supreme Court, but its validity was sustained; Floyd City, renamed Floydada in 1892, remained the seat of local government, with A. B. Duncan serving as the first county judge.
[Excerpted from H. Allen Anderson and Christopher Long, "FLOYD COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Floydada * Lockney * Aiken * Barwise * Dougherty * South Plains *
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website, Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at Texas Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.
Online Data Biographies CensusRecords ChurchRecords FamilyRecords MarriageRecords MiscellaneousRecords SchoolRecords Wills/Probate Records Website Updates:
Jul 2018: Death News: FARNSWORTH, GENTRY, WHEELERApr 2018: Calamity News: 1911 Fire at FloydadaSept 2017: Website updated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from JusticeAug 2016: Weather News; Community News; Death News: BISHOPJul 2016: Obits: RIGDON - Submitted by Danielle SwineyJun 2016: Obits: SCOTT - Submitted by Danielle SwineyMay 2016: County Records: 1916 County OfficersMar 2016: World War I Honor Roll
SEARCH OUR SITES
Submit an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.
If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our mailing lists
Texas is covered under our "Southwestern States" mailing list.
VISIT OUR PANHANDLE PLAINS REGION PAGE
OR VISIT OUR TEXAS STATE PAGE
OR VISIT OUR NATIONAL SITE
Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.