FLOYD COUNTY Floyd County Was Named For John Floyd , Governor Of Virginia From 1 ...
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Description: FLOYD COUNTY Floyd County was named for John Floyd , governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834 . The county was formed from Montgomery County in 1831 , with a portion of Franklin County added later . The county seat is Floyd , formerly Jacksonville . Admiral Robbey Evans , hero of the Spanish American War , was born here in 1846 . Congressman William Ballard Preston and Lt . Gen . Jubal A . Early , C . S . A . , served the county as commonwealths attorneys . Henry Dillon , a noted area builder , using architect Asher Benjamins pattern book , The Practical House Carpenter , constructed the old Floyd Presbyterian Church in 1850 . Department of Historic Resources , 1998
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