Williamson County
Historical Commission

contact Wayne Ware (512) 863-2202

TAYLOR, TEXAS est. 1876

Historic Places


Taylor is the birthplace of several noted men including Bill Pickett, the black cowboy who invented bulldogging. Governor Dan Moody, also born in Taylor in 1893, first gained statewide recognition when he successfully prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. Elmer “Pet” Brown, the 1914 middleweight champion of the world was also a native of Taylor.


Taylor Main Street Buildings

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Circa 1894

Taylor Nat Bank
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Taylor Nat Bank
Circa 1909

City Nat Bank

Eikel Prewitt Bldg Circa 1893
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Jones Bldg
Circa 1885

Taylor Old City
Hall and Jail

Taylor Old City
Hall and Jail Plaque

Taylor Old  City Hall
Jail inside

Bill Picket plaque
on Heritage Square
also see
Bill P. page


317 Main Street

Peterson Bldg 

Thompson Building Circa 1889

IOOF and
Daily Democrat
4th & Talbot St. , Taylor, Texas, ca.1907

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Daily Democrat & Weekly Texan Newspaper, 4th & Talbot St. , Taylor,
Texas, ca. 1900's

Taylor Main Street & Taylor Conservation & Heritage Society
Community Dedication Ceremony of Texas Historical Medallion at the
Preslar-Hewitt Building 321-323 N. Main St. Taylor, TX



More Taylor Main Street Buildings

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I.O.O.F. Odd Fellows Bldg 4th St -Circa 1907

Fourth Street
Railroad Station

Fourth Street
Railroad Station

Fourth Street
Railroad Station

Pullman Dinning Car

Wedemeyer Hospital Circa 1915

Wedemeyer Hospital 1915 Plaque

Talbot and
Second Street


Taylor Churches

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First Presbyterian Church Taylor
Circa 1912-1913
Sixth & Talbot

First Presbyterian church Taylor Plaque

United Christian church of Taylor Sixth & Talbot

Episcopal Church St. James
of Taylor
Circa 1893

Episcopal Church
St. James
of Taylor Plaque
Taylor Brethren Church of old Taylor   

Taylor Brethren Church
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view page on
Taylor Brethren Church
marker dedication


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Historic Taylor Texas Homes
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Dan Moody Museum
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more info

Henry Seiders Home 1889
Talbot Street bed & breakfast, 903 Talbot Street

 Victorian Rose, 1003 W. 7th Street built in 1904 by H. C. Foster

Clark Mansion  / Crawford H. Booth house 2112 West Lake Dr.

John R  Hoxie house 1878 /
The Taylor Mansion, 2109 East 4th St


Tucker Smith
Circa 1892

Tucker Smith
House 1892 Plaque

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also view  Historical Images Page 2

Historical Markers and Their History

also view    Battle of Brushy Creek

also view    Clark Mansion - Crawford H. Booth House

also view    C.S.A. Cotton Cards Factory

also view    David H. Jerusha Dyches McFadin House
also view     
Doak Home Historical Marker

also view    Doak Pavilion Site

also view    Eikel-Prewitt Building
also view     First Baptist Church
also view    First Christian Church
also view    First Presbyterian Church

also view    Gardner-Lawhon Cemetery

also view    Governor Dan Moody

also view      History Of The Taylor Public Schools

also view    Hotel Blazilmar

also view    Howard Bland Sr 

also view    Lawrence Chapel Cemetery

also view    Luther Stearns Sr

also view    Old Taylor City Hall Marker

also view    Shiloh Baptist Church  

also view    St. James' Episcopal Church
also view
    Taylor Brethren Church

also view    Taylor National Bank Building  

also view    Taylor Post Office

also view     Taylor, Texas City Hall photos

also view   Tenth Street United Methodist Church

also view    Tex Avery

also view    Tucker-Smith House

also view    Wedemeyer Sanitarium Site

            also view    Wilson Springs Cemetery



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