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Encyclopedia > Floyd County, Virginia
Floyd County, Virginia
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Floyd County, Virginia]]Seal (Detail)
Map of Virginia highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Virginia
Formed 1831
Seat Floyd
Area
 - Total
 - Water

987 km² (381 mi²)
0 km² (0 mi²) 0.00%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,874
14/km² 
Website: [http:// ]

Floyd County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 13,874. Its county seat is Floyd6. Floyd is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Floyd is a town located in Floyd County, Virginia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Floyd is a town located in Floyd County, Virginia. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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History

Floyd County's recorded history begins with the arrival of traders, trappers and hunters in Southwest Virginia in the 1700s. The earliest known travel way through present day Floyd County was the Trader's Path, running from East to West across the Roanoke River where Back Creek enters the river, by John Mason's, R. Poage's, the headwaters of Back Creek and Southwest over Bent Mountain. The trail continued westward through the Little River area to the Lead Mines.


The first known attempts to settle the area appear to have been made during the 1740's. In 1745 the Virginia Council granted James Patton, of Augusta County among others, 100,000 acres on the New River and the westward flowing waters, including the Little River area. In 1749 the Royal Company of Virginia also received a grant on the westward flowing waters, putting the two companies in competition with one another to settle the area. The first surveying of the land occurred in the late 1740's. The Little River, a tributary of the New River, is approximately 65 miles long in southwestern Virginia in the United States. ...


On January 15, 1831, the General Assembly of Virginia passed an act creating the present county of Floyd out of the county Montgomery. The new county was named for the then Govenor of Virginia, John Floyd. The new county's courthouse was completed in 1834. John Floyd (1572 - September 15, 1649), English Jesuit, was born in Cambridgeshire . ...


The county seat of Floyd County was first called Jacksonville for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States (1829-1837). Jacksonville was first incorporated in 1858 and then re-incorporated on February 19, 1892 to expand the town boundaries. On January 23, 1896, the General Assembly passed an Act officially changing the name of the Town of Jacksonville to the town of Floyd. A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845), eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy and a founder of the Democratic Party, was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. ...


Geography

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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ...


Floyd County is situated atop a high plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains which divides the eastward flowing from the westward flowing waters. It is said that no water flows into Floyd County. The county is drained primarily by Little River and its tributaries which flow into New River below the Claytor Lake Dam and, in turn, by way of the Kanawha, the Ohio and the Mississippi, into the Gulf of Mexico. The Little River, a tributary of the New River, is approximately 65 miles long in southwestern Virginia in the United States. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,874 people, 5,791 households, and 4,157 families residing in the county. The population density is 14/km² (36/mi²). There are 6,763 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.71% White, 2.00% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,791 households out of which 29.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.83. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $31,585, and the median income for a family is $38,128. Males have a median income of $30,886 versus $20,466 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,345. 11.70% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.70% of those under the age of 18 and 15.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Towns


Floyd is a town located in Floyd County, Virginia. ...

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Floyd County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (998 words)
Floyd County's rugged terrain and relative inaccessability, which persists now as there are no four lane roads in the county, have historically drawn those seeking to live outside the mainstream of society.
Floyd County is situated atop a high plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains which divides the eastward flowing from the westward flowing waters.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
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