Panhandle Plains
2010 Census - 3,038
2000 Census - 3,676
Floydada, Texas
Floydada Texas History:
Floyd City was established in 1890 by M.C. Williams on 640 acres of donated land. The town became the Floyd County seat in 1890. When the post office was opened, the town was renamed Floydada because there was a Floyd post office in Hunt County. The 1910 arrival of the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway made Floydada a commercial and shipping center for area farmers. The 1928 arrival of the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway made Floydada an important rail junction. Floydada’s population continued to steadily rise until 1980 when it began falling. This farming and ranching community produces cotton, wheat, vegetables, soybeans, corn, and sunflowers and livestock. Floydada is billed as the “Pumpkin Capital of Texas.” Each year over 2,000 acres are planted in pumpkins. Industries include the manufacture of race-cars, sheet metal goods, and oilfield equipment. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is located in Floydada. Floydada is located just east of the White River at the intersections of U.S. 70/U.S. 62 (S. Ralls Highway), SH 207 (12th Street), and FM 784 (2nd Street), 31 miles northwest of Crosbyton, 52 miles northeast of Lubbock, 85 miles east of Littlefield, 71 miles southeast of Dimmitt, 27 miles southeast of Plainview, 35 miles south of Silverton, 52 miles southwest of Quitaque, 31.6 miles west of Matador, and 56 miles northwest of Dickens, Texas.
Texas Plains Trail Region:
The 52-county Texas Plains Trail Region includes the Texas Panhandle and Plains. It stretches from the Texas towns of Big Spring and Colorado City in the southern portion of the region, to Muleshoe and the New Mexico state border in the west, to Quanah and Knox City in the east, and to the top of the Texas Panhandle, from Dalhart in the west to Lipscomb in the east. The Texas Plains Trail Region organization is a nonprofit heritage tourism organization affiliated with the Texas Historical Commission. TPTR acts as an economic development initiative that helps Texas communities to promote their historic and cultural resources, and increase tourism to their areas. The organization helps promote travel to heritage destinations and historic sites. A name repeatedly mentioned in the history of West Texas is Cynthia Ann Parker, a young child captured during a raid on Fort Parker. She grew up among the Comanches, married Comanche chief Peta Nocona, and had three children, Pecos, Quanah and Prairie Flower. In 1860, a party of Texas Rangers led by Sul Ross, a future governor of Texas, rescued her and her infant daughter Prairie Flower; Charles Goodnight participated in this raid. Her son Quanah became famous as the last great war chief of the Comanche. One of TPTR’s most visible recent projects is the Quanah Parker Trail. When the project is completed, giant Quanah Parker arrow markers will have been installed in all 52 counties in the Texas Plains Trail Region. Some counties will have more than one installation. The arrows were created and donated by New Home, Texas, artist Charles Smith. As of early 2014, over 70 arrows had been installed in almost 50 counties. Each arrow will have a plaque giving pertinent historical information. (806) 747-1997. P.O. Box 88, Lubbock, Texas 79408. Email  Plains Trail Map
Floyd County AgriLife Extension Office:
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices are responsible for 4-H and youth programs, agriculture and natural programs, family and consumer science, and community development. They also have hunting information. They manage head start, senior citizen, home economics, agriculture, 4-H and other programs. If your tomatoes have blight, contact them. If you need to know something regarding a small town, contact them, the chamber of commerce or the county judge’s office.(806) 983-4912. 110 South Wall Street, Floydada, TX 79235. Email    
Floyd County Courthouse, 1950:
The courthouse was designed in modern style by architect Marvin Stiles. An historic marker honoring Dolphin Ward Floyd is located on the courthouse lawn. The 2010 Floyd County census was 6,446. (806) 983-4905. 100 Main Street.
Floyd County Jail, 1925:
This is one of the few old Texas county jails still being used as a jail.  The jail is located on the courthouse square behind the courthouse, and adjacent to chamber of commerce.