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Floyd County, Kentucky

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  • Genoa “Nola” (Collins) (1878 - 1962)
    Genoa Collins Hampton Ratliff was the daughter of an unknown biological father and Clarinda Collins Hampton. She was the stepdaughter of Jesse Hampton.
  • Dorthola Salyer (1920 - 1921)
  • John Burton Salyer (1923 - 1997)
    Ssg Us Army World War II Name: John Burton Salyer Gender: Male Birth Date: 15 Jun 1923 Death Date: 11 Jul 1997 Cause of Death: Natural SSN: Enlistment Branch: ARMY Enlistment Date: 19 Jan 1943 Dischar...
  • Irene (Sisco) Mollett (1927 - 2005)
    Irene was a third cousin once removed of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.
  • Nancy Birchfield (1886 - 1917)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Floyd County, Kentucky.

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


  • 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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