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Taylor County, Texas

US county information
NameTaylor County
StateTexas
SeatAbilene
US Area
Total Area919 sq mi (2380.2 km2)
Land Area916 sq mi (2372.4 km2)
Water Area4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
Population126555 (2000)
Density53/km2 (137.3/sq mi)
Founded1858

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Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 126,555. It is included in the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Abilene, Texas . Taylor is named for Edward Taylor, George Taylor, and James Taylor, three brothers who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Taylor County is considered part of West Texas, but on the state map, it appears in a more central, than western, location.


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