USGenWeb Project



Floyd County, Virginia

A Project of the VaGenWeb



This is a part of the USGenWeb project, which is an effort to organize genealogical materials on the Internet.
   Our goal is to provide a web site specializing in the genealogy in Virginia with an emphasis on genealogy at the county level

 Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2021


The Floyd County Coordinator:

Rena Worthen

Email if you have any materials to add, suggestions or comments.



Email if you see any broken links or other design issues. 




Founded: 1831

Named for John Floyd, then Governor of Virginia.

First Court House completed in 1834.

County seat was called Jacksonville for Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States. On January 23, 1896 the town of Jacksonville was changed to Floyd by an Act passed by the General Assembly.

No water flows into Floyd County.

In 2005 there was only 1 stoplight … in the entire county!

Area: 382 sq mi

2015 Population: 15, 279

Time Zone: Eastern


Evolution of Floyd Co., Virginia




State Facts

Virginia Capital:  Richmond

Virginia Admitted On: June 26, 1788

Virginia State Flower: Dogwood

Virginia State Bird: Cardinal



Short Cut to Neighboring Counties

Montgomery Co           Roanoke Co

Pulaski Co           Floyd Co           Franklin Co

Carroll Co         Patrick Co



Short Cut to Floyd & Neighboring Counties Archives

US GenWeb Archive - Carroll Co., VA

 US GenWeb Archives - Floyd Co., VA

US GenWeb Archives - Franklin

US GenWeb Archives - Montgomery Co., VA

US Genweb Archives, Patrick Co., VA

US Genweb Archives - Pulaski Co., VA

US GenWeb Archives - Roanoke Co., VA





A Note About This Site

Barbara Maxine (Moore) Stanley was the original coordinator for this site as well as our first Floyd Co., VA Mailing List “Mom”. She created a webpage for contributions from Floyd Co., VA Mailing List subscribers & it is still active although nothing has been added to that site since her passing. Links on this page may direct you to that or other webpages. You will need to use your browser key to return to this page.


Addresses and Links


African Ancestral Genealogy





(also see Newspaper Articles)




Books For Sale

Scanned Books NEW!  Mar 2021



Pine Creek Cemetery Restoration Project Nov 2020  NEW Jan 2021! 

Cemetery Index (working on May 2021)

Cemetery Surname Index (working on May 2021)


Census Transcriptions

   1840, 1860, 1890, 1900 & 1910

& 1930 partial index NEW Jun 2021! 


Chancery Records

     Index to Floyd Co, VA Chancery Records 1828-1916 

Virginia Memory - Chancery Records Index with Link to Images NEW! Mar 2021


Floyd County Churches

Photos & a few with descriptions.


Civil War Veterans

111 KB - A listing of some Floyd County men who served in the Civil War. Provided by Jack Spangler from his webpage.


Deaths & Illnesses

(also see Newspaper Articles)

West Virginia Vital Records NEW! Mar 2021


Floyd County Death Register 1853-1896 NEW! Aug 2021

These are images of the actual Death Register from microfilm.

Not indexed & misidentified as Floyd, TEXAS vs VA.

Also, images for Floyd start in 1855 not 1853.

You do not need a subscription, but you will need an account with a login.

After you log in, if you have done that thru this link, FamilySearch: Sign In

you should be right were Floyd death records start Death Registers 1853–1897 image 85 of 673


Most are images


Families of Floyd Co., VA

Compiled by BarbR


Family Bibles


Family Genealogy


Floyd Co., VA History


Floyd Co., VA Mailing List Reunions

Photos of past reunions. Put some faces to names of members of the Floyd Co., VA Mailing List.


Folk Songs

Numerous old folk songs.

Directs you to the Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site.


Historical Societies & Trusts


Infamous Offenses


Legends from Floyd Co., VA


Linages submitted to Floyd Co., VA Mailing List

Many of you have wondered how another is connected to Floyd Co., VA. You might find the answer here!

Directs you to the Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site.


More Linages

Will start a new linage page if any interest shown.



We welcome offers to lookup references in privately held books. Email Rena Worthen with any such offers.



A new map was added Nov 2018




An index to Floyd Marriages 1831-1940 with links to the actual document(s) images.

Some have been linked to Families of Floyd Co., VA

Plus, a link to marriages posted on the Floyd Co., VA Mailing List webpage.



Stories submitted of those who originated in Floyd Co., VA but moved to other parts of the country.




Newspapers Articles – Floyd & Elsewhere

Newspaper clippings with a Floyd County connection


   Obituaries with Floyd Co., VA Connections    

also see Newspaper Articles & Families of Floyd Co., VA


Photos of Our Ancestors




 Schools  Updated! Mar 2021


Surname Register

Will start a new Surname Register if any interest shown.

Index of Surnames & Researchers E-mail Address

These e-mail addresses may no longer be valid.

Directs you to the Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site.

RootsWeb Surname List (RSL)

 If you want to browse those registered since January 1, 1999, please select one of the following:

These e-mail addresses may no longer be valid.

1999 Surname Register

2000 Surname Register

2001 Surname Register

2002 Surname Register

2003 Surname Register

The old register of Floyd County Surname Researchers (those registered before 31 Dec 1998) is no longer available.


Tax Lists

1831 Floyd Co., VA Personal Property Tax List

Directs you to the New River Notes Web Site.


Tributes to Past Members of the Floyd Co., VA Mailing List

Tribute to Barbara Stanley

William Clyde Maxey "jist ole Clyde"

Tribute to Irene Spangler Underwood

Tribute to Paul Sheridan Collins “jist ole Paul”



Will of Mary Spangler 1720-1820

320 KB - Will dated 27 November 1812. Provided by Jack Spangler from his webpage.

Will Book I, 1831-1852, Floyd County, VA

Located on New River Notes, a historical resource site for the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia.


Directs you to the Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site.


Copyright © 2005- Oct 2006 by Barbara Stanley - All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Oct 2006 – Sept 2018 by Rena Worthen - All Rights Reserved


Copyright © Oct 2018 – Present by Rena Worthen & BarbR - All Rights Reserved