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Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Floyd County, Virginia
Floyd County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Floyd is named for Governor of Virginia John Floyd
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Floyd County, Virginia formed from Montgomery and Franklin Counties. The latter apparently contributed in 1872/73. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Floyd County was named for John Floyd, governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834. It was formed from Montgomery County in 1831, and part of Franklin County was added in 1873. Its area is 383 square miles, and the county seat is Floyd.
Floyd County has a land area of 987 square kilometers/383 square miles according to the United States Census
Bureau in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The county seat, the town of Floyd, is 40 miles
southwest of Roanoke on US 221. Buffalo Mountain, at 3,971 feet, is the highest point in the county.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"