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                                  Updated August 21, 2007

 

                        The Floyd County Historical Society, Inc.

                                             PO Box 292

                                         Floyd, VA  24091

 

 

                                                Officers

 

 

                                    President-Judy Blackwell

                                    Vice President-Becky Weeks

                        Second Vice President-Margaret Ann Smith

                                    Secretary-Sue Anne Boothe

                                    Treasurer-Karen Bingham

                                    Historian-Carolyn Shockley

                              President Emeritus-Jean Schaeffer

                                    Parliamentarian-Effie K. Brown

 

 

 

                                                Membership:

 

                                                $15  Annually

 

                                                     Mail to:

 

                        The Floyd County Historical Society, Inc.

                                            P.O. Box 292

                                          Floyd, VA  24091

 

 

The Floyd County Historical Society is requesting information regarding Floyd County cemeteries.  Genevieve Starkey who is spearheading this project  is a member of our society and  works on this project.  She has had assistance from members and citizens in the county as well.    We thank all of you who have sent information regarding the cemeteries and invite you to continue to do so.  Please include the name of the cemetery, location, surnames of persons buried there and any other information you may have, however, we will accept those with incomplete information.   Please include a contact name and phone number for information of each cemetery. 

 

As always, when we visit cemeteries, we are very respectful of the owner’s property remembering to close gates when entering or leaving the area and we know you will also.  By practicing these rules, we will be able to gather more information regarding old cemeteries and earn the respect of the landowners as well.

Our society is trying to reach out to Floyd natives who live in other places.  If you would like to be on our mailing list to learn about activities planned for 2007, please send your name and address to:

 

                                    Floyd County Historical Society

                                                  PO Box 292

                                                Floyd, VA  24091

 

 

We have some of our historical prints still available.  Three different prints 11 x 14 are available for $20 each including postage and handling.   Enclosed with each print is a brief history.   Profits from the sale of prints will be used to help develop a museum at the Ridgemont-Williams House, which was a former hospital and private residence.   Please specify the print you prefer.   The prints are:

 

                              1.   1956 view of Buffalo Mountain

                       

                              2.   Main Street Floyd, circa 1920

 

                              3.   The Hotel Brame, circa 1912

 

Please send a check or money order to our address printed directly above on this page.

 

Another fundraiser we are very excited about is our calendar for 2008.  It is at the printer and will be ready for sale at the Harvest Festival on September 15.  We will have a table set up at the Country Store in Floyd.  Hope to see you there!   The calendar will be a light tan color with brown print.  Each month will have a picture depicting scenes in Floyd County.  Holidays, birthdays, and historical events will be marked each month as well.  We know our residents will want one and we hope   our friends who live in other places will want them for keepsakes and to share with others.   Our folks have worked hard on this project in order to get it ready for the festival.  Special thanks to Kathleen Ingoldsby for putting her graphic design skills to work in this project.  Proceeds from the sale of these calendars will be used to help develop a museum at the Ridgemont-Williams House.

 

 

                                                    MEETINGS

 

The Society meets on the 2nd Saturday of odd numbered months (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., and Nov.) with the board meeting beginning at 1 p.m. and the program at 2 p.m.  Unless announced otherwise, all meetings will take place at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library in Floyd.  Remember the addition to the library is under construction and there is only one handicapped parking space available.

Parking is on the street or at Food Lion across the street.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                SEPTEMBER 8, 2007

                                                Jessie Peterman Library

 

                                                Speaker: Janice Keith

 

     “A Century Farm and the Slusher Family”

 

 

 

 

                                                NOVEMBER 10, 2007

                                                Jessie Peterman Library

 

                                                Speaker To Be Announced

 

 

 

                                                    JANUARY 12, 2008

                                                Jessie Peterman Library

                                                  Speaker:  Dick Geisler

 

                                    An Old Letter to A Copper Hill Family               

 

 

 

                                                  MARCH  08,  2008

                                                Jessie Peterman Library

                                                Speaker:  Ricky Cox

 

                                    “Migrations In and Out of Floyd County”