While our economy is historically based on agribusiness, we welcome sound, sustainable and progressive growth of all kinds. Solar power is just one of the new industries that has found a home in Taylor County. We welcome your entrepreneurial spirit. Our county workforce is 3,400 strong and the workforce in the Taylor region, which encompasses surrounding counties, numbers 46,000.
Taylor County was created from Macon, Marion and Talbot counties in 1852. The county was named after Zachary Taylor, whose victory in the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War boosted him toward the presidency of the United States. Butler, the county seat, is named for another figure in that conflict, General William Orlando Butler.