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Taylorsville is a home rule-class city in Spencer County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county seat of Spencer County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,009 and was estimated at 1,275 in 2009. It was incorporated in 1829.HistoryTaylorsville was founded in 1799 on the land of Richard Taylor, father of US President Zachary Taylor. Roughly 60acre of land was taken by the Shelby County Court on Taylor's motion, and soon the town was named after Taylor himself. In 1814 the town of Taylorsville was admitted to record by the Spencer County Court.William Quantrill, the famous Confederate guerrilla raider, was killed by Union troops near the town in 1865, just before the end of the American Civil War.GeographyTaylorsville is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square mile, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,009 people, 427 households, and 234 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,383.4 people per square mile (533.7/km²). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 656.7 per square mile (253.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.09% White, 7.83% African American, 0.40% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.
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