Our History

On December 13, 1799, the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation to form Floyd County as the 40th county of Kentucky. The county was made from parts of Fleming, Montgomery, and Mason County, Kentucky. The legislation became effective on June 1, 1800. It contained all or part of Lawrence, Pike, Morgan, Breathitt, Letcher, Johnson, Rowan, Magoffin ,Wolfe, Elliott, Menifee, Martin, Knott and Perry. Final Boundary was formed in 1884.

The county was named for James John Floyd. The county seat was Preston's Station, located on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River and was later renamed Prestonsburg. It was founded in 1797. The first court house burned down on April 8, 1808, destroying all the early records, so the earliest records of government activity come from the year 1808. Prestonsburg was used as a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War and two battles took place nearby: the Battle of Ivy Mountain on November 8, 1861 and the Battle of Middle Creek on January 10, 1862. Both were Union victories. The first post office opened in 1816 as Floyd Court House.

Also located in Prestonsburg is the May House. Built in 1817, it is the oldest brick house in the Big Sandy valley and is currently being restored.

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

I am the new coordinator for this Floyd County, KYGenWeb site. My name is Suzanne Shephard. Please feel free to contact me or my Assistant coordinator, Rick Reed with submissions, problems or whatever you may need.. I do not live in Floyd Co. but am a descendant of Anthony & Mary Heppel Hall.

Floyd County's web site is undergoing major renovation! Please excuse any broken links or problems that you might find. I'll have the site back up and running in no time!!  Thanks!

Some new pages have been added; Family Group Sheets, Floyd County Surnames and Floyd County Brick Walls. Please check these out and contribute to them!


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If you have an FB account, you can go to:

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and join the Floyd County Facebook Group! 100's of researchers belong!

Memorial Page for Kathy Hamilton, who was a devoted volunteer coordinator of this site, prior to her passing last July. I would like to praise and thank Kathy for all her years of dedication and hard work for the researchers of Floyd County, Kentucky.

Please Click on Kathy's photo to view her obituary.

 


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The KYGenWeb Project

    In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

    At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

    Sherri Bradley is the coordinator for the state of Kentucky. If you are interested in hosting a county page or helping to host one, please contact her.

 

        US GENWEB    Floyd Co. 

 

 

An Honorary Kentucky Colonel

Suzanne Yelton Shephard Commissioned March 4, 1974

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East Kentucky Churches and Organizations Responding to Emergencies - EK-CORE

Kentucky Historical Society

Friends of the Samuel May House

Kentucky Highlands Project

These following Indexes are now located on a Pay-for-View site, Vital Search at Ancestry.com. If you are not a subscriber to this site, you will be unable to use these links.

   Kentucky Births 1911 - 2001

Kentucky Death Index  1911 - 2001

Kentucky Marriages 1973 - 2000

 

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Copyright 2013 by Floyd County Genealogy Project All files on this website are copyrighted by their submitter and creator. They may be linked to, but may not be reproduced on another website or in any other form, without specific permission of the submitter, owner, publisher and this site moderator. Although public records are as such not copyrightable, the manner in which they are presented, including the notes, comments, etc. are. The information on this site is provided free of charge, by volunteers, for your personal use only. If you have records that you'd like to see added to this site, please contact Rick or Suzanne and we'll be glad to add them to this collection.

If you have arrived at this site via a paid subscription database service, please know that the data contained on KYGenWeb Project sites has been donated by hardworking volunteers and has been providing genealogical data and information, as well as help for researchers, free of charge since 1996.

NOTICE: Should anything unexpected happen to me and I am no longer able to fulfill my obligations as Coordinator of this KYGenWeb  site, I want it known that all contributions and contents of this website are to become the responsibility of the State Coordinator of the KYGenWeb  Project. This web site's material will always remain free to researchers and will never be sold. Suzanne Shephard, Floyd County Coordinator, 2013