Taylor County

US States / A-G / Florida / Taylor County

Taylor County is named for Zachery Taylor, who was a hero of the Mexican War and President of the United States of America.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

– Madison County

E – Lafayette County and Dixie County

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Jefferson County


Created:  December 23, 1856                Map of Florida highlighting Taylor County

County Seat:

Perry  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Perry 


Location:  301 South Monroe Street / East Jefferson Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Benjamin Bosworth Smith

Contractor:  C C Totherow & Company Construction ./ F M Dobson


Description: The building faces west and is a three story rectangular buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Perry. In 1983 the building was completely remodeled. The west front has an extended porch on the first story. There are smaller porches on the north and south sides. Vertical square pillars divide the windows. In 1983, the renovation architect was Jim Robertson & Associates and the contractor was Harlie Lynch Construction Company.


See:  The 1907 courthouse that was razed was a twin to the courthouse in Giles County, Tennessee.


History:  The county was created in 1856 and Perry was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure built in Rosehead ( Perry ) in 1858. The second courthouse was a wood structure built in 1871 to 1872 by A J Cruse with local labor. The third courthouse was another wood structure built by J J Andrews in 1891 to 1892. In 1902 F M Dobson constructed a vault at a cost of $2,300. The fourth courthouse was designed by Benjamin Bosworth Smith and constructed by C C Totherow & Company Construction in 1907 to 1908 at a cost of $54,000. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed by API Construction Company in 1970 to 1971 and was remodeled in 1983.




County Courthouse – Perry



















Photos taken 2009