Taylorsville, Kentucky

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Taylorsville is a city in Spencer County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county seat of Spencer County[1]. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,009 and was estimated at 1,275 in 2009. It was incorporated in 1829.

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History

Taylorsville was founded in 1799 on the land of Richard Taylor, father of US President Zachary Taylor. Roughly 60 acres (240,000 m2) of land was taken by the Shelby County Court on Taylor's motion, and soon the town was named after Taylor himself. In 1814 the town of Taylorsville was admitted to record by the Spencer County Court.[2]

William Quantrill, the famous Confederate guerrilla raider, was killed by Union troops near the town in 1865, just before the end of the American Civil War.[1]

Geography

Taylorsville is located at 38°2′5″N 85°20′38″W / 38.03472°N 85.34389°W / 38.03472; -85.34389 (38.034837, -85.343797)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,009 people, 427 households, and 234 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,383.4 people per square mile (533.7/km²). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 656.7/sq mi (253.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.09% White, 7.83% African American, 0.40% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 427 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.83.

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