Floyd County, Georgia, located in the picturesque northwest Georgia mountains, has a long and fascinating written history that stretches back to 1540 and the Spanish explorers of that era. The Mississippian, Creek, and Cherokee Nations preceded the arrival of Europeans to the area. Soon after, industry and commercial agriculture began to flourish, and in 1845, riverboats began carrying products down the Coosa River from Floyd County to Mobile, Alabama.
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In Floyd County, noted historian Bobby G. McElwee, director of the Rome Area Heritage Museum, has combined his extensive knowledge of Floyd County history with fascinating images drawn from the Museum’s archives to create an in-depth look at the area’s past. Hardworking farmers, enterprising businessmen, and the many local characters who made up the county are included in this collection of images. Whether one is a newcomer to the area, or a lifelong resident familiar with all the area has to offer, Floyd County offers something for everyone.