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 in Hinds County.

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, API, Bryant’s Meats, Southern Chlorinator
Taylorsville Mayor Rosalyn Glenn and Town Board invite any individual, business and industrial firm desiring an excellent location to visit and investigate 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 with headquarters 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, and in some rural areas by Bay Springs Telephone Company .


The Taylorsville 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 with an office in Taylorsville.





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 better place to live.







The Taylorsville Police Department is headed by Chief Bobby Ainsworth. He has five policemen and four dispatchers in his department. They are officers Dennis Jones, David Ashley, Dextris Barnett, and Gabe Horn. Dispatchers are Betty Vaughn, Tina Jordan, and Marquita Campbell, and Ferrall Gardner.

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 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.