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Taylor, population just over 15,000, was first named Taylorsville for an official (Edward Moses Taylor) of the International and Great Northern Railroads in 1876. Taylor is an agriculture and manufacturing –based community with a growing population. While Taylor is considered part of the Austin metropolitan area, it is the most individual and rural community in the area.
Ethnic Pride is a great part of the Taylor “mystique”. The community takes great pride in its ethnic diversity that includes, Czech, Polish, German, English, Scotch-Irish, Swedish, Black, Hispanic, Mid-Eastern and other ancestry. This diversity is never more evident than during the annual “Taylor History Days”. Examples of “ethnic Pride” are in the range of eating establishments within the city. Taylor is rightfully known for its great Bar-B-Que restaurants. Kolache, a slavic pastry, is also widely available.
Stately Mansions are found throughout much of Taylor. Large old homes with two and three stories reflect a time of affluence in a young Taylor. Many of these homes have been maintained by generations of the same family, while others have been faithfully restored and modernized.
Cotton has been one of the mainstays of Taylor’s economy since the early 1800’s. The rich soil and the skilled farmers who worked it made Williamson county a leading cotton producer. Most years will see some 80,000 bales of cotton harvested in the county and over 125,000 shipped from the Taylor Compress.
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