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Floyd County

Floyd County is named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who was an Alamo martyr.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Swisher County and Briscoe County

E – Motley County

S – Crosby County

W – Hale County

 

Created:  August 21, 1876                      Map of Texas highlighting Floyd County

County Seat: 

Floydada  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Floydada   

 

Location:  100 South Main Street / East Missouri Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Marvin Stitles

Contractor:  Dolph Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Floydada. The west front has stone trim around the entrance. The center section rises above the north and south wings. The windows in the centre section are large with panels between the first and second stories. The windows in the wings are smaller but have the same dividing panels. In the interior, the decor is Art Deco. The courtroom is located at the center of the second story. The building houses the State District Court and Constitutional County Court. On the east side is the the one story Courthouse Annex and on the northeast side is the three story County Jail constructed in 1925 and remodeled in 1971. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1876 and Floyd City was selected as the county seat in 1890 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1892. The name of the county seat was changed to Floydada in 1909. The second courthouse was designed by L L Thurmon & Company and constructed by L L Wright in 1911. The building was destroyed by fire in 1948. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1949 to 1950.

 

 

County Courthouse – Floydada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell from 1911 County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Floydada  

 

 

Photos taken 2006 and 2014