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Taylor is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The population was 65,868 at the 2000 census.
Taylor was originally known as Taylor Township and residents of the township voted to incorporate
as the City of Taylor in May 1968.
Taylor Township was named in honor of Zachary Taylor, a national military hero in the 1840s,
who would go on to be elected the twelfth President of the United States in 1849.
Taylor Township was organized on March 16, 1847 from 24 square miles (62 km²) that were originally part of
Ecorse Township, Michigan.
Taylor is home to one of two Gibraltar Trade Center locations in the Metro Detroit area,
and is a member of the Downriver Community.
Taylor is home to the Southland Shopping Center, the Wallside Windows Factory,
the Taylor Sportsplex, the Taylor Meadows Golf Course, the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course,
the Oakwood Heritage Hospital, the Michigan State Police Metro South Post and the
Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus.
The City of Taylor has a large park named Heritage Park that features: ball diamonds, soccer fields,
pavilions, grills, picnic tables, restrooms, swimming pool, playground, historic buildings, shops,
catch and release fishing pond, 1/3 mile walking path, path system, old growth nature area,
park benches, picnic area, playground, plus a petting farm.
The park is home to the Taylor South Little League, the Junior League World Series and the
Taylor Soccer Club.
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City of Taylor
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone (734) 287-6550
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