Taylorsville School

The Taylorsville School (Also known as the Taylorsville High School) opened in 1900 after a consolidation with the small rural schools of Cross Roads, Davis Town, Big Pond, and Ligon. Originally Taylorsville students attended the Oak Bower school located just inside Polk County. The school was established on two acres of land and local citizens provided funds to build a three-room school. Grades ranged from primer level to the tenth grade. The first diplomas were issued in 1922 before a 12th grade was standard. A 1926 fire destroyed most of the school, but it was rebuilt in phases until 1942. The twelfth grade was added in 1952. (Source: History of Taylorsville High School, Lamar Harris)