Towns Named TaylorVILLE or TaylorsVILLE

There are at least 12 places in the world named Taylorville or Taylorsville. Most of them are small but not all. The Taylorsville in Maryland, for example, is an unincorporated burg 17 miles from much larger Frederick, my US roots, and is described as a mere intersection.

The Taylorville in Idaho is a tiny place near Idaho Falls, a town Ruth & I have been to many times. The 2nd largest Taylorville in the United States is the town in Illinois with a population of over 10,000. We have been there too and really like this town. There is a famous ferris wheel in Taylorville, IL. There are Taylorvilles or Taylorsvilles in Alabama, Indiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. However, few of them with the exception of the West Virginia Taylorville are large enough to be on road maps. The Taylorvilles in Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Utah are all mapped. The Taylorsville in Utah is a suburb of Salt Lake City near its downtown that is now quite large with a population of more than 58,000. I doubt if there are many tailors among them.

There are 2 international towns named Taylorville. The New Zealand Taylorville is in a rather unusual place on the South Island. Most towns on the South Island are on the East Coast because of constant rain, but Taylorville is on a river on the West Coast. It’s an old mining town because of the Brunner Mine. More than 600 New Zealanders, among the world’s friendliest people, live in this Taylorville. There was a disaster in this coal mine many years ago. It has been completely closed for more than 50 years. The other Taylorville is 165 miles from South Australia’s city of Adelaide on Australia’s largest river, The Murray. Taylorville is opposite the larger town of Waikerie, and more than 300 people live there. Many of them grow fruit but are not tailors.


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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'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 roads-rus

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