The Town of Taylorsville was formed in 1847 and was named in honor of General Zachary Taylor who was fighting in the American war with Mexico at the time. The land for the town was donated by J.M. Bogle who gave 22 acres, William Matheson who gave 13 acres and James James who gave 113-1/4 acres, most of which was woodland. It included a road on the south of town from Statesville to Morganton.
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