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 The [[towns|town]] of Taylorsport is located along River Road (KY Route 8), which follows [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] northern border. ​ Along with neighboring [[Constance]],​ it lies on a narrow strip of land at the base of a steep bluff in the Taylorsport [[precincts|Precinct]]. The [[towns|town]] of Taylorsport is located along River Road (KY Route 8), which follows [[Boone County|Boone County'​s]] northern border. ​ Along with neighboring [[Constance]],​ it lies on a narrow strip of land at the base of a steep bluff in the Taylorsport [[precincts|Precinct]].
  
-The village grew up at the mouth of [[Elijah Creek]] in the early 19th century and became a post office by [[1846]]. ​ [[Thomas D. Foulkes]] founded a warehouse and ferry crossing there in [[1827]], and in [[1836]] General James Taylor of Campbell County platted a town called Taylorsville,​ later Taylorsport.+The village grew up at the mouth of [[Elijah Creek]] in the early 19th century and became a post office by [[1846]]. ​ [[Thomas D. Foulkes]] founded a warehouse and ferry crossing there in [[1827]], and in [[1836]] General James Taylor of [[Campbell County]] platted a town called Taylorsville,​ later Taylorsport.
  
 Unlike most Boone County towns, whose growth typically was organic or informal, Taylorsport had a geometrical grid plan with symmetrical blocks bisected by alleys. ​ By [[1883]], the streets were dotted with houses. ​ One of the community landmarks was the Taylorsport Methodist Episcopal Church, later the [[Taylorsport Community Church]], built in [[1863]]. Unlike most Boone County towns, whose growth typically was organic or informal, Taylorsport had a geometrical grid plan with symmetrical blocks bisected by alleys. ​ By [[1883]], the streets were dotted with houses. ​ One of the community landmarks was the Taylorsport Methodist Episcopal Church, later the [[Taylorsport Community Church]], built in [[1863]].
  
-Many buildings were lost in repeated floods. ​ Rising river levels resulting from dam construction claimed Water Street, a row of houses and the town's first [[cemeteries|graveyard]].+Many buildings were lost in repeated floods. ​ Rising ​[[ohio ​river|river]] ​levels resulting from dam construction claimed Water Street, a row of houses and the town's first [[cemeteries|graveyard]].
  
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