Welcome to Taylor County. Our unique pocket of Georgia provides easy access to the amenities of larger cities within a serene and secure setting. Taylor County is perfect for raising a family, starting a business, and engaging with nature.
Taylor County offers:
- a comprehensive school system
- a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities
- an established agricultural base
- a relatively low cost of living
- and a safe environment
Taylor County residents have opportunities to thrive and prosper, both in life and in commerce.
Taylor County was created from Macon, Marion and Talbot counties in 1852 and named for Zachary Taylor. Taylor‘s victory in the Mexican War Battle of Buena Vista 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. In addition to Butler and Reynolds, Taylor County includes the unincorporated communities of Mauk, Howard, Rupert, and Potterville.
Please explore our website to learn more about Taylor County services and to make connections to the county departments and community resources you need.
Level 1 Drought:
Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).
According to the federal government’s U.S. Drought Monitor at the Drought Monitor Website the drought has affected the entire state with conditions ranging from abnormally dry to extreme drought. As a result, most of the counties in Georgia must follow the Level 1 Drought Response requirements, this includes Taylor County.
In addition, the outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010 remains in place. It limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. There are several exceptions to this limitation listed at https://epd.georgia.gov/watershed-protection-branch/water-conservation
Taylor County has licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System and CodeRED Weather Warning service to help disseminate important or critical information, along with alerting citizens in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and tornados. CodeRED's Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service's Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued.
We encourage all residents and businesses to sign up for this FREE service.
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