Floydada is a city in and is the county seat of Floyd County, Texas. We are a rural community which lies on the high plains of the Llano Estacado in West Texas and is sometimes referred to as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas.  Supporting a population of 3,038 at the 2010 census. The city lies 18 miles west of the  Caprock Escarpment. Blanco Canyon, a scenic canyon carved by the White River, is 6 miles to the south. The terrain surrounding Floydada consists of level plains that at one time were covered with grassland vegetation and populated with bison. The bison were extirpated and, with the exception of Blanco Canyon, the shortgrass prairie has been replaced by plowed cropland where cotton, sorghum, wheat and pumpkin are grown. Archaeologists from Wichita State University excavated in Blanco Canyon, 6 miles south of Floydada. They discovered significant evidence that Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado established a major camp there during his search for Quivira, one of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. The Floyd County Historical Museum in downtown Floydada displays some of the significant artifacts from Coronado's campsite. There is also an historical marker in Blanco Canyon telling of Coronado's expedition which led through said canyon.