Floyd is home to world-famous live music, artists and craftsmen, wineries, friendly people, and is a popular stop along the Blue Ridge parkway.This is also the home of the famed Friday Nite Jamboree, with local and visiting musicians creating a wonderful venue for music, food, dancing and more.
Floyd is a haven for all manners of artists and musicians. You'll find art galleries and studios littered all over the county. One popular arts event is the semi-annual art tour, which brings visitors out to the back roads of Floyd to visit individual artist galleries.
The most famous national landmark here is the picturesque Mabry Mill, right on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The mill was operated by E.B. Mabry from 1910 to 1935. The mill complex features a black smith, wheelwright's shop, and whiskey still, as well as the grist mill. Educational demonstrations and special events are featured during the summer months. This is a good place for visitors to get a true taste of American history and beauty.
Floyd County is situated atop a high plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains which divides the eastward flowing from the westward flowing waters. It is said that no water flows into Floyd County. The county is drained primarily by Little River and its tributaries which flow into New River below the Claytor Lake Dam and, in turn, by way of the Kanawha, the Ohio and the Mississippi, into the Gulf of Mexico.