Place:Taylor, West Virginia, United States

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Taylor County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,895. Its county seat is Grafton. Named for Sen. John Taylor of Caroline, it was formed in 1844.

Taylor County is part of the Clarksburg, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1844 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,367
1860 7,463
1870 9,367
1880 11,455
1890 12,147
1900 14,978
1910 16,554
1920 18,742
1930 19,114
1940 19,919
1950 18,422
1960 15,010
1970 13,878
1980 16,584
1990 15,144

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