Taylor County

Taylor County was given parts of Macon, Marion and Talbot counties at its creation in 1852. It is named for Zachary Taylor whose victory in the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War boosted him toward the presidency of the United States. Butler, the county seat, is named for another figure in that conflict, General William Orlando Butler. One of the county's most prominent citizens was John B. Gordon. He had raised a company of mountaineers at the start of the Civil War and served as their captain. Despite lack of formal military training, he proved to be a brilliant strategist. By 1865 he wore the stars of a lieu­tenant general and was one of General Lee's most dogged fighters.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 278, Butler GA 31006
Telephone 478.862.3336
Fax 478.862.2871
Website http://www.taylorga.us

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Taylor County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 8766 (State Rank: 136)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.88
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.18
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.08
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 21.96
Total Unincorporated 20.26


County Officials