Taylor County is named for Zachary Taylor, who was President of the United States and who died in office in July 1850.
Created: January 15, 1852
Butler 1852 – present
County Courthouse – Butler
Location: Courthouse Square – Main Street / Broad Street
Built: 1935 – 1936
Style: Neo-Classical Revival with a Colonial Revival Clock Tower
Architect: Frederick Roy Duncan
Contractor: M Entrekin
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment above the roof line. The recessed entrance has a small pediment above. The building has white colored corner trim. There are north and south wings with white colored vertical pilasters. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with clock and rising to an octagonal smaller cupola at the top.
Photos taken 2010