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Taylor County, Texas

Taylor County, Texas History, Genealogy, Old Photos, Postcards, Maps, and Information

Taylor County Courthouse, Abilene, Texas 1910
Taylor County Courthouse, 1910

Taylor County is located in west central Texas surrounded by Jones County to the north, Callahan County to the east,  Coleman County to the southeast, Runnels County to the south, and Nolan County to the west. The area is known as the Big Country. Abilene, the county seat, is about 170 miles southeast of Lubbock and about 150 miles west of Fort Worth.

Cities, Towns and Communities

Abilene - county seat | Blair | Bradshaw | Buffalo Gap | Elmdale | Guio | Hamby | Iberis | Impact | Inkum | Lawn | Merkel | Moro | Ovalo | Potosi | Trent | Tuscola | Tye | View


Taylor County 1922. Taylor County was formed from portions of Bexar and Travis counties, February 1, 1858, and a change in boundaries was made in 1876. The county was formally organized July 3, 1878. Near the center of the county was the old town of Buffalo Gap, which was the first county seat. The county had received more than a proportionate share of settlers during the '70s, and over 1,000 inhabitants were enumerated by 1880. In 1881 the Texas & Pacific Railway was built across the north side of the county, and that gave stability to conditions which hitherto had depended upon the migratory enterprise of range stockmen.  Continue reading Taylor County History Written in 1922 >>