Taylor County


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Taylor County was created on Jan. 15, 1852 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1851-52, p. 61). Created from Macon, Marion, and Talbot counties, Taylor County's original boundaries were specified as:

"Beginning at Walker's Ferry on Flint river in Talbot county, running thence along Walker's Ferry Road to Prattsburg; thence due south until it strikes the twelve mile station on lot number two hundred and fourteen, in the fifteenth district of Talbot county; thence along the Fort Perry road to Patsiliga Creek; thence up said creek to the district line between the fifteenth and sixteenth districts; thence on said line until it strikes Cedar Creek in Marion county; thence down said creek until it strikes Turner's Bridge, Macon county; thence along the road leading to the burnt bridge on Whitewater Creek, Macon county; thence on a straight line running north east until it strikes Horse Creek on the south-west corner of lot of land number one hundred and sixty-two in the thirteenth district, Macon county; thence to the north-west corner of lot number one hundred and ninety-four in said district; thence on a direct line due east until it strikes Flint river between lots [numbers] two hundred and forty six and two hundred and forty-seven in the first district of Macon county; thence up said river to the mouth of Patsiliga Creek; thence along the old Talbot line to Walker's Ferry, the starting point."

Georgia's 99th county was named for Pres. Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), who died in July 1850 in the second year of his term as chief executive.

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