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Taylor County became the 100th county in the commonwealth of Kentucky when it was created on March 1, 1848. The county was named after Zachary Taylor, who gained fame as a general in the Mexican War and eventually became president of the United States. The town of Campbellsville, founded in 1817, was selected to serve as the county's seat of government. Throughout its history, the growth of Campbellsville and Taylor County has been marked by both boom periods and years of severe trials and tribulations. Despite the difficulties faced by the residents of Taylor County, its citizens have always shown admirable grit and determination in improving the circumstances of their families and community. Today the county features a diversified economic base that serves a population of 24,069. Of that number, 11,010 reside within Campbellsville's borders.
ISBN: 9780738586564
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joseph Y. DeSpain has a longtime interest in preservation and is vice president of the Taylor County Historical Society. John R. Burch Jr. and Timothy Q. Hooper are both employed at Campbellsville University, whose history they documented in Campus History Series: Campbellsville University. Dr. Burch serves as dean of distance learning and library services. Hooper is the coordinator of online education and electronic resources librarian.
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