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Floyd is a small town located in Floyd County in south-central Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 432 residents and it serves as the county seat. The Town of Floyd was originally named Jacksonville due to the fact that the surrounding county was formed during the tenure of President Andrew Jackson. The name was later changed to Floyd. Situated high on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Floyd has become known as a regional destination for music, especially old-time and bluegrass music. The Friday Night Jamboree, which features local and area Bluegrass, Gospel and Old Time bands, has been held each Friday night in Floyd for many years. Floyd is also home to County Sales, a notable music distribution company founded by David Freeman focusing on old-time, bluegrass and related music. The lush countryside surrounding the town is also a source of inspiration for artists and photographers. It's a friendly place with a mix of people whose families have lived here for generations to recent transplants looking for a peaceful alternative to urban living. Floyd County is known to be one of the most picturesque places along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's filled with history, outdoor recreational possibilities, unique crafts, music, festivals and much more.

Surrounding areas: Claytor Lake, Virginia (18.5 mi), Fancy Gap, Virginia (26.7 mi), Galax, Virginia (37.6 mi)

Floyd Vacation Rentals

Floyd Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Knights Inn100 Bristol DrChristiansburg, VA15.6 mi.(540) 381-0150
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Christiansburg2659 Roanoke StChristiansburg, VA15.8 mi.(540) 381-9596
Super 82780 Roanoke StChristiansburg, VA15.8 mi.(540) 382-7421
Quality Inn50 Hampton BlvdChristiansburg, VA15.9 mi.(540) 382-2055
Hampton Inn Christiansburg Blacksburg380 Arbor DrChristiansburg, VA18.3 mi.(540) 381-5874
Super 8 Motel-christiansburg/blacksburg55 Laurel StChristiansburg, VA18.3 mi.(540) 382-5813
Comfort Inn & Suites2331 Tyler AveRadford, VA18.5 mi.(540) 639-3333
Microtel Inn & Suites185 Ponderosa DrChristiansburg, VA18.6 mi.(540) 381-0500
Super 8 Motel-radford1600 Tyler AveRadford, VA18.9 mi.(540) 731-9355
Best Western Radford Inn1501 Tyler AveRadford, VA19.4 mi.(540) 639-3000
Comfort Inn Blacksburg3705 S Main StBlacksburg, VA19.8 mi.(540) 951-1500
Ramada LTD3503 Holiday LnBlacksburg, VA19.8 mi.(540) 951-1330
Executive MotelRadford, VA20.8 mi.(540) 639-1664
Sleep Inn & Suites5094 State Park RdDublin, VA21.7 mi.(540) 674-4099
Blacksburg Four Points Hotel900 Prices FRK RdBlacksburg, VA22.6 mi.(540) 552-7001
Best Western Red Lion Inn900 Plantation RdBlacksburg, VA22.7 mi.(540) 552-7770
Amersuites Blacksburg1020 Plantation RdBlacksburg, VA22.8 mi.(540) 552-5636
Comfort Inn-Dublin4424 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA23.6 mi.(540) 674-1100
Holiday Inn Express4428 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA23.6 mi.(540) 674-1600
Super 8 Motel4600 Cleburne BlvdDublin, VA23.7 mi.(540) 674-1951
Franklin Motel20281 Virgil H Goode HwyRocky Mount, VA24.5 mi.(540) 483-9962
Comfort Inn Rocky Mount1730 N Main StRocky Mount, VA24.8 mi.(540) 489-4000
Knob Hill Motor Lodge Inc305 E Stuart DrHillsville, VA24.9 mi.(276) 728-2131
Hampton Inn-hillsville90 Farmers MKT RdHillsville, VA25.1 mi.(276) 728-2345
Holiday Inn Express1994 Carrollton Pike RdHillsville, VA25.1 mi.(276) 728-9100
Rocky Mount Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites395 Old Franklin TpkeRocky Mount, VA26.5 mi.(540) 489-5001
Knights Inn2357 Virginia AveCollinsville, VA26.6 mi.(276) 647-3716
Doe Run LodgeMP 189 Blue RDG PkwyFancy Gap, VA26.7 mi.(276) 398-2212
Holiday Inn Express Martinsville1895 Virginia AveMartinsville, VA26.8 mi.(276) 666-6835
Days Inn142 Kelly RdFancy Gap, VA27.2 mi.(276) 728-5101
Econo Lodge800 Virginia AveCollinsville, VA27.4 mi.( ) -
Holiday Inn Express85 Airport RdHillsville, VA27.8 mi.(276) 728-2120
Super 899 Farmers Market RdHillsville, VA27.8 mi.(276) 728-4125
Comfort Inn151 Farmers Market DrHillsville, VA28.0 mi.(276) 730-9999
Holiday Inn-tanglewood4468 Starkey RdRoanoke, VA28.5 mi.(540) 774-4400
Sleep Inn - Tanglewood4045 Electric RdRoanoke, VA28.6 mi.(540) 772-1500
Hampton Inn50 Hampton DrMartinsville, VA29.0 mi.(276) 647-4700
Hampton Inn - Salem1886 Electric RdSalem, VA29.2 mi.(540) 776-6500
Howard Johnson Inn1671 Skyview RdSalem, VA29.3 mi.(540) 389-7061
Super 8 Motel1044 N Memorial BlvdMartinsville, VA29.4 mi.(276) 666-8888

Floyd Weather & Climate

Southwestern Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. The state of Virginia has five different climate regions: the Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and Southwestern Mountain regions. Annual rainfall totals can vary from a sparse thirty-three inches in the Shenandoah Valley to more than sixty inches in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Thunderstorms may occur anytime of the year, but are most common in summer. Thunderstorms are most frequent in southern Virginia, particularly in the far southwestern section. Heavy snowfalls are usually confined to the more mountainous regions of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 19°F 3.13 in. -
February 45°F 20°F 2.79 in. -
March 52°F 27°F 3.85 in. -
April 62°F 35°F 3.76 in. -
May 70°F 45°F 4.09 in. -
June 77°F 53°F 3.83 in. -
July 80°F 58°F 3.21 in. -
August 79°F 55°F 3.06 in. -
September 73°F 49°F 3.77 in. -
October 64°F 37°F 3.37 in. -
November 53°F 28°F 3.42 in. -
December 44°F 22°F 2.51 in. -

Floyd Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field (ROA) located about 34 miles northeast of Floyd in Roanoke, Virginia, the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located approximately 53 miles south of Floyd in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, the Danville Regional airport (DAN) located roughly 59 miles southeast of Floyd in Danville, Virginia, the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located around 60 miles south of Floyd in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located about 65 miles north of Floyd in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and finally the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located approximately 74 miles northwest of Floyd in Beckley, West Virginia.

Floyd Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC65.0 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC65.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Auburn Hills Golf ClubRinerVA12.2 mi.
Meadows Golf & Country ClubChristiansburgVA15.1 mi.
Olde Mill ResortLaurel ForkVA17.4 mi.
Hollyfields Golf ClubBent MountainVA19.6 mi.
Virginia Tech Golf CourseBlacksburgVA22.8 mi.
Draper Valley Golf ClubDraperVA24.0 mi.
Skyland Lakes Golf ClubFancy GapVA26.8 mi.
Birkdale Golf ClubChesterfieldVA27.9 mi.
Highlands Golfers ClubChesterfieldVA27.9 mi.
Lake Chesdin Golf ClubChesterfieldVA27.9 mi.
Ospreys Golf Club at Belmont BayWoodbridgeVA28.7 mi.
Beaver Hill Golf CourseMartinsvilleVA29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV63.8 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA79.8 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC98.9 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC100.5 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC100.5 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA103.0 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV115.7 mi.
State Parks
Fairy Stone State ParkVA16.1 mi. 
Claytor Lake State ParkVA19.6 mi. 
Hanging Rock State ParkNC36.2 mi. 
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMartinsvilleVA29.0 mi.(Science)
Chinqua-PennReidsvilleNC52.9 mi.(History)
Avoca MuseumAltavistaVA58.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA32.5 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC87.8 mi.

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