in a Pecan ShellIt is supposed that the town was named after
early settlers who arrived sometime before 1900. The community had some commercial
buildings during the Great Depression, but it's close proximity to Paris
made further growth unlikely. After WWII,
increased mobility allowed people to find work in distant places and by the 1960s,
there were no businesses left.
Now known as a "dispersed rural community,"
Taylor Town, along with it's near neighbor of Glory,
Texas, have become ghost towns.
Lamar County Map showing Glory (S of Paris),|
but NOT Taylor Town
Texas General Land Office
from a Former Resident:
from Paris, Texas. Well I was born there, but my formative years were spent on
the outskirts of Paris in Taylor Town.
Down the street was Glory, Texas. My family had
an old general store in Taylor Town called Gordon Mart (now closed)... now all
that is left is a cemetery where a few of my relatives are buried.
is less than a mile from the Taylor Town area and I think all that is left there
are houses and a church my grandfather attends.
These two towns were
an important part in my family heritage, and to have them added to your site would
mean the world to me. I don't want them to be lost forever. Thank you. - Heather
Gordon, December 29, 2004
Texas Forum I
am trying to find Heather Gordon who put the article about Taylor town Tx. in
print. Just want to thank her for that. - Addie Mae Gordon Penny, August 19,
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