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Located in west central Texas, Taylor County covers nearly 920 square miles of Texas. Taylor County has a population of approximately 133,000, the majority of which resides in Abilene, with a population of more than 117,000. Abilene is the center of a 22-county area commonly referred to as the “Big Country.” It also serves as the county seat. Other communities in the county include Merkel, Tye, Tuscola, Buffalo Gap and Lawn.

The county is mainly a prairie, with brushland and some wooded areas. The Callahan Divide, a 26-mile range of hills that separates the Brazos and Colorado rivers, crosses through the county from east to west.

Taylor County offers many attractions, along with plenty of history, culture and modern amenities. In addition to its numerous parks and lakes, there are museums, theaters and a zoo. Outdoor activities abound, including golfing, camping, horseback riding, fishing and hunting. Those interested in the county’s history can visit any of the 65 historical markers, which chronicle the area’s rich Western heritage.

There are also many shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore. A number of annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Texas’ history to its music and art.

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