Floyd is a city in Floyd County, Iowa. Floyd is named for Charles Floyd of Lewis and Clark fame, as was Floyd County. Floyd County was established in 1854 and was named for Sgt. Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who died in 1804 near what, is now Sioux City, Iowa, and who was the only member thereof to die on the Expedition.
The first school in the county was taught at Nora Springs in 1854. The second was opened at Charles City, the third at Floyd. Twelve years later there were 54 schools in the county, and in September 1875 there were 100 school-houses in Floyd County.