El Camino Real de los Tejas, a National Historic Trail, connected the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley through the middle of Taylor on Highway 95. Moses Austin used this trail to establish a colony in Spanish Texas, and he was followed by Kit Carson, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, Santa Anna, and many more. The Spanish and the French were the groups who marked the trail. Today, Taylor is restoring historical sites and preserving local history by encouraging quality growth as it protects the unique features of the community that make it an outstanding place to live, work, shop, and play. Over the years, Taylor has continued to prosper and grow, making the town truly blessed with people that made its history and await many future opportunities.
About the Author
Author Irene K. Michna is a lifelong resident of Taylor with a direct lineage to early settlers. Michna is a member of the Taylor Main Street Board and the Williamson Museum Board, serves as president of the Old Settlers Association of Williamson County, and has a passion for preserving Taylor’s dense history. Taylor Main Street is engaged in revitalization efforts to renew downtown, restoring it to its former prominence as a center of community activity.