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Taylor, Alabama
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Welcome to Taylor ...

The town of Taylor is primarily located in Houston County. A portion of Taylor extends into Geneva County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Taylor has a population of 2,402 people<1> (see below for details).

Taylor is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Taylor lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Taylor (for example, toward Jakin (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Taylor lies within the (334) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Taylor had a population of 2,375 people. This makes Taylor the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Taylor represents 0.05% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 159th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,375 people, the population of Taylor increased 25.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,898 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Taylor had an population of 2,402 people. This is an increase of 1.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Taylor.

Communities near Taylor ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Taylor and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2015
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Taylor.

Communities Also Named Taylor ...

While we believe that this Taylor is located in Houston County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Taylor. Those communities are located in the following counties: Geneva and Montgomery County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 55 communities that are also named Taylor - they are located in Alaska, Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (3), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Taylor.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Taylor. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Taylor. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Taylor.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Taylor:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taylor ...

Looking for more information about Taylor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Taylor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Taylor, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Taylor.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Taylor. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taylor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taylor.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Taylor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Taylor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taylor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taylor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taylor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1652, Longitude: -85.4697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taylor.


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