Taylor County, Texas

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Taylor County
Taylor County Courthouse
Taylor County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Taylor County.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County SeatAbilene
Area
 • Total919 sq mi (2,380 km2)
 • Land916 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Water3.8 sq mi (10 km2)  .4%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total131,506
 • Density140/sq mi (55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Websitewww.taylorcountytexas.org

Taylor County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, 131,506 people lived there. The county seat is Abilene. It was named for three brothers who met death at the Battle of the Alamo, Edward Taylor, George Taylor, and James Taylor. Taylor County has been home to Dyess Air Force Base since 1942.