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Our Genealogy Helper for Floyd ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Floyd (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Floyd. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Floyd is located in Floyd County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Carroll, Franklin, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski & Roanoke.

Below are the counties that are near Floyd. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Floyd:

  • Floyd County     (The home county of Floyd)
    • Poff [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poff
      • Poff [Floyd County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poff
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Sowers [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sowers
      • Sowers [Floyd County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sowers
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
  • Botetourt County
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<3>
  • Carroll County
    • Pike City [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
    • Nester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nester
      • Nester [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nester
    • Star [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
    • Sylvatus [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvatus
      • Sylvatus [Carroll County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvatus
    • Hillsville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
      • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<3>
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<3>
    • Woodlawn [Carroll County]
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
  • Franklin County
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Algoma [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<3>
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<3>
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
  • Galax City
    • Galax [Galax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
      • Galax [Galax City] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<3>
  • Giles County
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<3>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<3>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
  • Grayson County
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<3>
  • Henry County
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Oak Level [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Stanleytown [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<3>
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Villa Heights [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights [Henry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Pasture have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Oak Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<3>
    • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Farm Village
      • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Farm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Farm Village
    • Raintree Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
      • Raintree Village [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Village
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<3>
    • Ellett [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellett
      • Ellett [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellett
    • Merrimac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
      • Merrimac [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • McBryde Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBryde Village
      • McBryde Village [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBryde Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBryde Village
  • Patrick County
    • Elamsville [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamsville
      • Elamsville [Patrick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elamsville
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<3>
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
    • Critz [Patrick County]
    • Carters Mill [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Mill
      • Carters Mill [Patrick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Mill
    • Peters Creek [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek [Patrick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Stella [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Patrick County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Ararat [Patrick County]
  • Pulaski County
    • Fairlawn [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
      • Fairlawn [Pulaski County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
    • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mack Creek Village
      • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mack Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mack Creek Village
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<3>
    • Parrott [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrott
      • Parrott [Pulaski County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrott
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<3>
    • Hilton Village [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Pulaski County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
  • Radford City
    • Mill Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village [Radford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village
    • Radford Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford Village
      • Radford Village [Radford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford Village
    • Simpkins Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpkins Village
      • Simpkins Village [Radford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpkins Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpkins Village
    • New Town [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Radford City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<3>
    • Sunset Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Radford City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
  • Roanoke City
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
  • Roanoke County
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<3>
  • Salem City
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Wythe County
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Mayodan [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayodan
      • Mayodan [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayodan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayodan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayodan<3>
    • Stoneville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Rockingham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneville<3>
  • Stokes County (NC)
    • Aarons Corner [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Corner
      • Aarons Corner [Stokes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Corner
    • Lawsonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonville
      • Lawsonville [Stokes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonville
    • Oak Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Stokes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
    • Snow Hill [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Stokes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<3>
    • Danbury [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Stokes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<3>
    • Pinnacle [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacle
      • Pinnacle [Stokes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinnacle<3>
  • Surry County (NC)
    • Mount Herman [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Herman
      • Mount Herman [Surry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Herman
    • Albion [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Surry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Westfield [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Surry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<3>
    • Flat Rock [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Surry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<3>
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<3>
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<3>
    • Low Gap [Surry County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Floyd, see our County-by-County Page for Floyd.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Floyd ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Floyd.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Floyd. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Floyd and those printed in the larger area surrounding Floyd.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Floyd.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Floyd:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Floyd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Floyd.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Floyd covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Jacksonville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jacksonville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jacksonville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville Cemetery
  • Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  • Mannon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mannon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mannon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannon Cemetery
  • Sowers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sowers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sowers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sowers Cemetery
  • Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
  • Nolen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nolen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nolen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nolen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolen Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Nolen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nolen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nolen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nolen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolen Cemetery
    • McAlexander Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McAlexander Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McAlexander Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McAlexander Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAlexander Cemetery
    • Martin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Martin Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Cemetery
    • Shively Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shively Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shively Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shively Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shively Cemetery
    • Boyd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Boyd Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd Cemetery
    • Foley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Foley Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foley Cemetery
    • Rakes - Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rakes - Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rakes - Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rakes - Thomas Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rakes - Thomas Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Spencer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spencer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spencer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spencer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Floyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Floyd in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Floyd.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Floyd, with the one closest to Floyd listed first.

  • Haycock [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haycock
    • Haycock [Floyd County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Haycock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haycock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haycock
  • Pizarro [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
    • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pizarro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
  • Woolwine [Patrick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woolwine
    • Woolwine [Patrick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woolwine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woolwine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woolwine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woolwine<3>
  • Charity [Patrick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charity
    • Charity [Patrick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charity had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charity
  • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot
    • Pilot [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pilot had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot<3>
  • Endicott [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endicott
    • Endicott [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Floyd
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Endicott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endicott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endicott
  • Continue List ...
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terrys Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Duncan [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Duncan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Simpsons had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
    • Huffville [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffville
      • Huffville [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffville
    • Elamsville [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamsville
      • Elamsville [Patrick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elamsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elamsville
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows of Dan
      • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadows of Dan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows of Dan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadows of Dan<3>
    • Buffalo Ridge [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Ridge
      • Buffalo Ridge [Patrick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Ridge
    • Dodson [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson
      • Dodson [Patrick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dodson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
      • Riner [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Floyd
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Riner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riner<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Floyd. See our List of 1890's Communities around Floyd.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Floyd County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Floyd. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Floyd County: www.fin.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Floyd) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Floyd. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FloydOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Floyd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9112, Longitude: -80.3202    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Floyd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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