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Taylor County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 24,512. The county was formed in 1848.
The county seat is Campbellsville.
Taylor county is named for General Zachary
Taylor, who would later serve as President of the United States.
The Campbellsville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Taylor County.
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), hero of the Mexican war, and President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Taylor county was formed in 1848. This county is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. In 2000 the county population was 22,927 in a land area of 269.83 square miles, an average of 85.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Campbellsville. Taylor is a moist county in that selected restaurants can serve alcoholic beverages. Taylor County was the 100th county created by Kentucky.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 277 square miles (720 km2), of which 266 square miles (690 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (3.8%) is water. The elevation in the county ranges from 570 to 1200 feet above sea level.
Taylor county is located close to the center of Kentucky. This county is in the heart of the Bluegrass. With an average depth of 50 feet and a distance of one mile at its widest point, Green River Lake is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: