Welcome to the Floyd County, GA American History & Genealogy Project.
A quick history lesson of Floyd County…Floyd County was created from Cherokee County on Dec. 3, 1832 by an act of the General Assembly. Georgia’s 88th county was named for Gen. John Floyd, who was involved in various campaigns against the Creek Indians in the early 1800s and later served in the Georgia General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Portions of Floyd County were used to create Chattooga County (1838), Gordon County (1850), and Polk County (1851). A group of five land owners and attorneys quickly decided to create a town at the confoluence of Oostanaula and Etowah rivers and to urge the legislature to designate the new settlement as county seat of Floyd County. Members of the group proposed five names for the town — Hillsboro, Pittsburgh, Hamburg, Rome, and Warsaw. A drawing of names was held, and Rome selected. Presumably, the name was based on the association of the surrounding hills to the seven hills of Rome, Italy.
The Official County Website is located at http://www.floydcountyga.org/