Taylorville, California

Named after Samuel Penfield Taylor, Taylorville, California was a thriving community in the late 1800s consisting of stores, a church, a post office and railroad depot.  Located about 30 miles north of San Francisco in the midst of tall redwoods, most of its initial residents were members of the Taylor family and employees of the Taylor Paper Mill, Camp Taylorand the nearby Fur Tanning company, the local power company.  In the early 1900s the paper mill and Camp Taylor were closed and the land was seized by the State of California for nonpayment of taxes. Taylorville became a ghost town and its remains are today part of Taylor State Park.