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Floyd County

Floyd County is named for John Floyd, who was the Governor of Virginia at the time that the county was created.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Roanoke County

E – Franklin County and Patrick County

S – Patrick County and Carroll County

W – Pulaski County

 

Created:  January 15, 1831                    Map of Virginia highlighting Floyd County

County Seat: 

Floyd  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Floyd 

 

Location:  100 East Main Street / North Locust Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  J L Williams

Contractor:  A P Snead & Clark Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Floyd. The south front has a recessed central entrance framed with stone. The building is “U” shaped and is tiered at the front with recessed wings. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 27th Judicial Circuit. 

 

See:  The 27th Judicial Circuit includes Bland CountyCarroll County, GalaxGiles CountyGrayson County, Montgomery County, Pulaski CountyRadford and Wythe County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1831 and Floyd ( Jacksonville ) was selected as the county seat. The court occupied a rent building on the public square. The first courthouse was designed by James Toncray and built in Floyd in 1832 to 1834. The second courthouse was built by Henry Dillon in 1851 which lasted for 100 years until the third and resent courthouse was constructed in 1950 to 1951.

 

 

County Courthouse – Floyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2013