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In the early 1900's Demus Taylor purchased land from the Tuff's family in hopes of beginning
a town for the work force of Pinehurst. Demus was a descendant western African tribe Ebu and
his grandfather was one of the first slaves brought to the new world. The town, originally
called Old Settlement, was later renamed Taylortown in honor of it's founder. Further
development of the town continued through the efforts of Demus's son, Robert, who helped to
found a school, which he called Academy Heights, for the settlement's children. During the
1990's the county's year round school was built at approximately the same location and was
aptly named Academy Heights, in tribute of the early school.
Taylortown was incorporated in 1987, due to the efforts of it's citizens, including Geneva
McRae. Ms. McRae a graduate of Academy Heights High School, served in WW II, helped supervise
New York State Employment Service and, after retirement, returned to Taylortown, where she
served as mayor for two terms.
The legacy of Demus and Robert Taylor is reflected by present day residents through
their strong sense of community and pride in the town's heritage.
* Town Council meetings are the last Tuesday of every month @ 6PM - The next Town Council Meeting is Tuesday 12/30/2014 @ 6PM
Town Clerk (Mabel Walden)
(910) 295-4010 ext. 2
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Water Dept (Mrs. Randolph)
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