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Floyd County, Kentucky

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  • Col. David Morgan (1753 - 1813)
    was also known as "Colonel" David Morgan. He enlisted in the 14th Regiment, Continental Line, VA, in 1777. Achieving some wealth in Virginia, he migrated to Floyd County, Ky in 1799 where he became a p...
  • Captain Henry Conley, Sr. (1752 - 1840)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A025047 Additional Curator's Notes The parents of Henry Connelly (1752-1840) are generally thought t...
  • Abner Webb Caudill, Sr. (1796 - 1887)
    Notes for Abner Caudill: Floyd County Order Book No. 2 states Abner was appointed by the Floyd County Court to be the surveyor of the road from the head of Beaver Creek to the Gap of Millstone. On Apri...
  • Patrick Johnson (1771 - 1850)
    , Delilah b. 1776 VAd. BET 1850 AND 1860 KYFamily:Marriage:ABT 1791 VASpouse: JOHNSON, Patrick b. 1771 VAd. 24 MAY 1850 Wythe Co., VAParents:Father: JOHNSON, Thomas Mother: GREENFIELD, Sarah Children:J...
  • Deliliah Johnson (1776 - 1855)
    "United States Census, 1850", database with images, FamilySearch ( : Mon Jul 17 20:22:35 UTC 2023), Entry for Patrick Johnson and Delila Johnson, 1850. Name Delila Johnson Sex Female Age 74 Birth Year...

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The county was named for James John Floyd, a pioneer surveyor who helped lay out the city of Louisville. The first court house burned down on April 8, 1808, destroying all the early records, so the earliest records of government activity do not date prior to 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. In 1958, the county was the site of one of the deadliest bus accidents in U.S. history, killing 26 students and the bus driver.

Adjacent Counties

Cities

  • Allen
  • Martin
  • Prestonburg (County Seat)
  • Wayland
  • Wheelwright

Other Communities: Alphoretta, Auxier, Banner, Beaver, Betsy Layne, Blue Moon, Blue River, Bonanza, Burton, Bypro, Cliff, Dana, David, Dema (part), Drift, Dwale, Eastern, Emma, Estill, Garrett, Glo, Grethel, Halo, Harold, Hi Hat, Hippo, Hueysville, Ivel, Jacks Creek, Jump Station, Lackey, Langley, Ligon, Maytown, McDowell, Melvin, Midas, Minnie, Orkney, Printer, Pyramid, Risner, Stanville, Teaberry, Tram, Warco, Watergap, Weeksbury, Wonder and Woods

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