Georgia Taylor County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: January 15, 1852

Population: N/A

Total Area: 377.5 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Butler (County Seat)

• Reynolds

Taylor County was created from Macon, Marion and Talbot counties in 1852, the 98th county organized. The county was named after Zachary Taylor, who won a victory at Buena Vista in the Mexican War and later became the 12th President of the United States.

The Tuscaloosa Formation, located in the county, is a sand clay formation that represents the first prominent coastal plains deposits laid.

Butler was named for General William Orlando Butler, another hero of the Mexican War.

The Wire Road, which ran through Taylor County, was named for the telegraph wire that stretched along it. The road was part of the stage highway from Richmond to New Orleans.

Points of interest in Taylor County include: Beechwood Farm, the home of Confederate General John B. Gordon; and the site of Fort Lawrence, which was established by Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, for whom Hawkinsville was named.

The Crackerland Country Fair is held in the community of Howard each April. Also, a Strawberry Festival is held annually in Reynolds.

Taylor County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 377.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 22.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 12.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 42.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.56 persons compared to an average family size of 3.12 persons.

In 2008 educational services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $29,503. Per capita income grew by 8.4% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 8,587 Covered Employment 1,846
Growth (%) since 1990 12.4% Average wage per job $30,952
Households (2000) 3,281 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 8.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,551 Average wage per job $28,243
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 7.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,418 Average wage per job $43,434
Median Household Income (2008) $30,502 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 10.6%
Poverty Rate (2008) 25.8 Average wage per job $21,163
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.5 Average wage per job $38,141

Address: 14 Louisiana Ct, Reynolds, GA 31076
Phone: (478) 847-2403
County: Taylor County
Enrollment: 56 4-12

2. TAYLOR County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 1927, Butler, GA 31006
Phone: (478) 862-3314
County: Taylor County
Enrollment: 448
Grades: 9-12

3. TAYLOR County
Address: P.O. Box 580, Butler, GA 31006
Phone: (478) 862-5285
County: Taylor County
Enrollment: 262
Grades: 7-8

4. TAYLOR County
Address: P.O. Box 428, Butler, GA 31006
Phone: (478) 862-4855
County: Taylor County
Enrollment: 349
Grades: KG-2

5. TAYLOR County
Address: P.O. Box 428, Butler, GA 31006
Phone: (478) 862-5690
County: Taylor County
Enrollment: 475
Grades: 3-6