Towns Named Taylor

There are an inordinate number of towns named Taylor in the world. This is due, not to an individual but to a profession. There were a great number of tailors, cutters of cloth, in all countries. Hence, there are many towns named Taylor in the world. The extreme number of towns named Taylor comes from England, and the concept of naming the town where you live Taylor originated in this country. Taylor is a common last name in England, so it’s a very popular and common town name everywhere in the English-speaking world.

In the United States there are or were at least 21 towns with this name. Most of them are still in existence. There are large Taylors in states like Michigan where Taylor has become a major suburb of Detroit. There are even many counties with this name. Taylor counties exist in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Texas, Wisconsin, and elsewhere. The Taylor in Pennsylvania has more than 6,000 people living in it in the Scranton area. If you add -ville to Taylor, there are even more towns.

There is a town called Taylors Falls. It’s on the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota northeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul. There is a Taylortown in the state of North Carolina. Taylor, Arizona, is a fairly large, stand alone town 3 miles south of the appropriately named town of Snowflake. There are even Taylors in Wyoming and Utah. Many states have both a town named Taylor and a county with this name.

There are towns named Taylor in Australia and Canada. Taylor is reportedly the 4th most common surname in England after Smith, Jones, and Williams. It’s little wonder there are so many towns named Taylor out there. There was even a US President named Taylor. Zachary Taylor was the 12th President and a national hero. However, few of the towns named Taylor were named after him.

Hank

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Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road is...today's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roadsrus

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