Floyd County was named for John Floyd, governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834. The county was formed from Montgomery County in 1831, with a portion of Franklin County added later. The county seat is Floyd, formerly Jacksonville. Admiral Robbey Evans, hero of the Spanish-American War, was born here in 1846. Congressman William Ballard Preston and Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, C.S.A., served the county as commonwealth's attorneys. Henry Dillon, a noted area builder, using architect Asher Benjamin's pattern book, The Practical House Carpenter, constructed the old Floyd Presbyterian Church in 1850.
Geographic Location: Floyd County
Physical Description of Location: D-01, VA 24149. Located on Riner Road (Rt. 8), 0.6 miles south of the junction of Riner Road (Rt. 8) and State Route 602. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Riner Road (Rt. 8).
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