Two small towns with strong roots, a comprehensive school system, a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities, local healthcare options, an established agricultural base, a relatively low cost of living, and a safe environment provide Taylor County, Georgia residents with opportunities to thrive and prosper, both in life and in commerce.
The distinctive foundation of Taylor County is a peaceful, supportive and welcoming community rooted in small town living and values, and centered around historic downtowns, active schools, championship sports, vibrant churches, strong families, and ambitious small business.
The Taylor County School System operates one school at each academic level – primary, elementary, middle, and high – and enrolls approximately 1,750 students of diverse backgrounds. The Taylor County School System is committed to its mission to graduate all students college or career ready, prepared to contribute to their community. Our high-performing students have numerous opportunities to earn dual enrollment credit from nearby colleges.
The Taylor County School District has a four-year graduation rate of 85.7% as of 2018, which is higher than the state-wide graduation rate. Taylor County high school students also scored higher than the state average in college readiness, and a higher percentage enroll in college than the state average.
Businesses searching for an area where prospective employees can gain valuable skills at nearby higher educational facilities will find nearly 20 technical schools, colleges and universities less than an hour away.
Taylor County’s location less than an hour’s drive equidistant to Macon and Columbus gives residents access to major hospital services in those two cities. Locally, medical care is available from CareConnect, which offers complete family healthcare services, and Taylor County Health Department, which operates a clinic in Butler to help maintain overall good health in Taylor County and to address any threats to community health. Skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are available from Taylor County Health & Rehabilitation.
Excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Taylor County, Georgia. The perfect blend of city parks, a well-developed county recreation department, a golf course, bicycle-friendly roadways, convenient proximity to the sandy banks of the Flint River and the Fall Line Sandhills Wildlife Management Area inspire fishing, hunting, paddling, biking and ATV racing. Taylor County residents revel in the advantages of an active lifestyle, the excitement of outdoor adventure and the beauty of prevalent wildlife.
The Taylor County Recreation Department provides year-round usage of a ¼-mile walking track, playground areas, and picnic pavilion, as well as offering youth baseball and softball, t-ball, football, cheerleading, basketball and soccer.
Golfers enjoy Reynolds Golf Course’s nine-hole layout, which measures 3,020 yards from the longest tees and features two sets of tees for differing skill levels. 26 Golf Course Dr, Reynolds, GA 31076, 478-847-4546
Fall Line Sandhills Wildlife Management Area offers opportunities for hunting, geocaching and wildlife viewing on 1,576 acres. Visitors to the WMA may see rare and threatened animals and plants, such as Southeastern kestrels (a type of falcon), Bachman's sparrows, gopher tortoises, southern hognose snakes, gopher frogs, striped newts, federally endangered pondberry, sandhill golden-aster, Pickering's morning-glory, and lax water-milfoil.
Where Highway 96 crosses the Flint River, a boat ramp under the bridge gives paddlers access to this scenic waterway with sandbars suitable for camping, fishing and swimming.
Taylor County attractions seem to be either fast-paced or relaxed. Thrill-seekers will revel in the action at the Taylor County Boondocks Mudtrack, a private park with more than 70 miles of trails for ATVs, several mud bog pits, and weekend races for trucks and ATV/UTVs, or the Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, a quarter-mile drag racing track that offers regular weekend races and RV camping.
Those who want to take life a little more slowly may enjoy activities such as enjoying the tasty strawberries and peaches at Taylor Orchards, or browsing through more than 10,000 sq. ft. of antiques, collectibles, jukeboxes, coin-ops, and various other household and mechanical items at Dunn’s Antiques, Auctions & More in Reynolds, part of the Georgia Antique Trail.
You’ll also want to mark your calendar for the annual Georgia Strawberry Festival in Reynolds, a day of parades, pageants, races (even a Weenie Dog Race), all in celebration of the succulent strawberries grown here.