Taylor Bayou

Taylor (Taylor's) Bayou was on Taylor Bayou ten miles south of Beaumont in central Jefferson County. The name referred to widely scattered settlements throughout much of the area between the sites of present Sabine Pass and Fannett. Although settlers had arrived during the 1830s, the community and bayou were apparently named for James G. Taylor, who purchased land there in 1841. Early residents were predominantly Catholic; many Louisianans were attracted by the fertile soil's sugar cane yields. Cattle were also important to the area's economy. The Taylor's Bayou post office was established in 1876, and by 1880 the estimated population numbered 250.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Taylor Bayou is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • ['s Bayou]
  • (Fannett)

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