Living Here


Taylorsville, Mississippi is a thriving town located in the southeastern part of Smith County in the South Central part of the state. Taylorsville is located on State Highways 37, 28, 531, and is approximately 20 miles northwest of Laurel, 40 miles northeast of Hattiesburg, and 65 miles southeast of Jackson.

The Town of Taylorsville owns an Industrial Park with a half dozen industries operating in the area, among them Georgia Pacific, Warmkraft, The Solar Group, Remy Reman, Bryant’s Meats, Southern Chlorinator.
Taylorsville Mayor Rosalyn Glenn and  the Town Board invite any individual, business and industrial firm desiring an excellent location to visit  the Town of Taylorsville and see what we have to offer. The people in Taylorsville believe there is no better place to live and work.

Electric power is supplied by Mississippi Power Company. The area outside Taylorsville is supplied by Southern Pine Electric Power Association whose headquarters is in Taylorsville. Natural gas is supplied by United Gas Pipeline Company with Center Point Energy as the distributor. There are two propane suppliers in town.
Taylorsville has its own water system which can supply water for sanitary and general industrial purposes. Telephone service is provided by ATT, a variety of mobile providers, and in some rural areas by Bay Springs Telephone Company .

The Post in Taylorsville is a local, weekly newspaper, covering news and events of interest to residents. Smith County Reformer is also a weekly paper covering news from the entire county.



Taylorsville has a network of volunteers who make up the Taylorsville Fire Department. This service is made up of those who donate their time and energy to help make Taylorsville a safer, better place to live.



The Taylorsville Police Department is headed by Chief Gabe Horn. He has three full time policemen and three full time dispatchers in his department. Police officers are David Ashley, Dextris Barnett, and Brad White. Full time Dispatchers are Marquita Campbell, Betty Vaughn, and Gina Dixon. These full time town employees are backed up by a crew of part time policemen and dispatchers to provide full protection and safety for the Town of Taylorsville.

Taylorsville has two grocery stores, Grocery Depot and Piggly Wiggly, who offer a variety of grocery and miscellaneous items. There are also two variety stores and two convenience stores within the town, with many other businesses in the surrounding area. See our business page for a directory of local merchants.

In 2009, Taylorsville formed a Chamber of Commerce to support Taylorsville Commerce and the business community. The Chamber is active and in cooperation with the town has hosted an Annual Grillin’ n Chillin’ BBQ Festival since 2010.

The Town of Taylorsville has an excellent library facility, pictured below. The Evon A. Ford library is a part of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System.

Library Hours & Contact Information
Phone: 601-785-4361

Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday Closed


Taylorsville is the home of the Watkins Museum which has been designated a “Mississippi Landmark”. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building houses Taylorsville’s first newspaper, “The Signal” which was established in 1901, and houses the original printing press used there. The Signal Office also served as a general store, and much of the merchandise and clothing from the early 1900′s is on display in the museum. See our history page for photos of the Watkins Museum.