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Campbellsville-Taylor County KY

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Welcome to the official Taylor County Government website. These pages are designed to help you find the department, resource, or person that you are looking for in your local government as well as provide valuable links to other important sites.We will routinely update and improve this website to keep our residents and visitors informed with the most up-to-date resources available.

Taylor County is truly "a hidden jewel". In addition to being shaped like a heart, the county is near the geographical center of the state in the pennyrile region. Green River Lake, another "hidden jewel" is located within Taylor County!!

Formed by the Kentucky legislature from the northeast half of Green County, effective March 1, 1848, Taylor County was the 100th county in order of establishment and was named for Zachary Taylor. It has an area of 284 square miles.

The town of Campbellsville was established by the Kentucky legislature in 1817 and was named for Andrew and Adam Campbell, two of five brothers who migrated from Augusta County, Virginia to what was then Green County. Campbellsville, the county seat of Taylor County, is approximately 85 miles from Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Somerset.

Campbellsville, a third class city, was named to the All-Kentucky City Hall of Fame in 1972 and has been listed by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as a Certified City since 1987.

We are very proud of our community, which is rich in history, industry, and natural beauty.  Whether you are a resident or someone planning to visit, this site will hopefully provide you with information and resources to make your time in Campbellsville - Taylor County more fulfilling. 

Please feel free to submit any comments,questions, or relevant links for the improvement of this resource to the webmaster.