Taylor Texas History

Taylor Texas Welcome to Taylor sign

Taylor Texas is at the intersections of the Missouri Pacific and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas lines and State Highway 95 and U.S. Highway 79, in southeastern Williamson County.  The city of Taylor was named after Edward Moses Taylor, a railroad official, under the name Taylorsville which officially became Taylor in 1892. Since 1900, Taylor’s population growth has averaged approximately 128 new residents per year, based on an estimated population of 1100 in the year 1900, and the population in 2010 of 15191, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between the years 2000 and 2010, the population grew 11.9%, from 13575 to 15191 about 1.2% per year.

Taylor TX- Items of Interest

Granger Lake

Residents who enjoy boating, camping, fishing or swimming will appreciate the close proximity of Granger Lake. The nearby lake is located only eight miles from Taylor and offers the residents of the bustling town a natural respite from their day-to-day worries.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates four parks on Granger Lake.  You can get more information from the Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Festivals and  Events

From the Taylor Rodeo to the International Barbeque Cook-Off there is sure to be something to pique the interest of those of all ages and lifestyles.  The city of Taylor is home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year. Below is a small sampling of the events.
– Christmas Bazaar
– Christmas movies In The Square
– Downtown Fest
– Fourth of July Fireworks
– The Parade of Lights
– Tex Avery Day


Historic buildingsHoward Theatre Taylor Texas

Taylor is home to a number of celebrated historic buildings.  The charming historic architecture and tree-lined streets add the to the overall livability of the wonderful Texas community.  The century-old Howard Theatre regularly shows movies and hosts a number of special events. The theater was modernized at the turn of the century and is now split into two levels with dual screens.  Taylor Texas is currently experience a downtown revitalization.  The historic McCrory-Timmerman building has recently been updated and converted into 33,000 Sq ft of space that includes the Texas Beer Co., lofts, and office space.

Parks and Recreation

Taylor Texas offers a rich tapestry of lush greenery and mature trees. The city’s three major parks, Bull Branch, Fannie Robinson, and Murphy offer residents a multitude of activities and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The amenities offered to residents by the city’s parks and recreation department, include, basketball courts, covered pavilions, fishing areas, playgrounds, swimming pools, and trails. In addition to the city’s popular parks, Taylor offers residents access to the state-of-the-art Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex. The complex features playgrounds, a nature area, and fields for baseball, basketball, softball, football, and soccer.