Local History

Portal To Texas History

The Taylor Public Library has contributed photographs and the local newspapers to The Portal as part of cooperative projects and grants.  

Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas
The Taylor Daily Press, selected dates

Texas Sanborn Maps Online

The Texas Sanborn Map Collection via the University of Texas Library is a great place to pull up and view these maps online.  Click here for the page with cities that start with T.


Obituary Index

Library staff maintain a list of obituaries or death notices published in the Taylor Daily Press.  This is list includes names, birth & death dates, and burial site or funeral home as cited in the Taylor newspaper.

Time Capsule

1935 Taylor City Hall Time Capsule was opened in October 2014.  The Library Director cataloged and scanned all items.  A book was created and is available in sections, due to its size.