Taylor County Reference Collection

Reference Collection at the Taylor County Historical SocietyInterested in a particular Taylor County community, business, or person? One of the best places to start is the Taylor County Reference Collection, housed in the Research Room at the Taylor County Historical Society. The Reference Collection features compilations of newspaper clippings, article reprints, recollections, manuscripts, photographs, and other historic materials on a wide variety of Taylor County topics. The depth of the coverage in each binder varies, but these are often the best resources available for some of the more obscure topics.The following is a list of the binders currently in the collection.

Taylor County African Americans

Athena Baptist Church

The Aucilla Hunt

Awards Banquet

Baptist Churches




Lily Lauzettia Brannen

Brooks-Scanlon Corporation

Buckeye Cellulose Corporation & Taylor County

Buckeye Credit Union


Burton-Swartz & Lee Cypress Company

B & PW Clubs

Cabbage Grove

Cabbage Grove School

Cane Grinding


W.T. Cash Articles

Catholic Church

Taylor County Cattle Industry

Cemeteries of Taylor County

Taylor County Censuses, 1800-1880

Taylor County Census, 1900

Louise Childers

Taylor County Churches

Citizens Bank

Civic Groups

Civil War & Taylor County

Civil War in Florida

Taylor County Coast

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Court House

Diaries in Taylor County

Early History of Methodists

Taylor County Elected Officials

Taylor County Elections

Electric Service for Perry


Fact Book

Federal Land Sales, 1820 to 1908 (3 volumes)


Perry Fire Department

First Church of God

First Federal (Bank)

First National Bank

Florida Forest Festival (2 volumes)

Florida State Genealogical Society


Forts in Taylor County

Perry Garden Club History

Graham-Paige Body Corporation

Growing Up in Perry, by Ray Evans

Hampton Springs


Jabo Beach

Jerkins School

Keaton Beach

Mandalay Hotel

Martin Electronics

Memoirs of an Octogenarian

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

Names, Places, Communities, Roads & Businesses

Taylor County Native Americans

Newspaper Ads

Taylor County Newspapers

No-Name Storm

Nutall Rise/Mandalay/Big Ward’s Island

National Banks of Florida

Oakland Baptist Church

Taylor County Obituaries (2 volumes)

Perry Banking Company

Perry, Fla. City Blocks, including known history of buildings, businesses & owners – Blocks 1-15

Perry Elementary Classroom Pictures

Perry-Foley Airport

Perry-Taylor County Businesses

Perry Town Council Minutes, 1908-25

Taylor County Pictures

Pine Tree Florida Forest Festival Contestants & Queens

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Polk Gazetteer, 1911-12, 1918

Presbyterian Church of Perry

Putnam Lumber Company

Pioneer Soapmaking

Taylor County Railroad History

Railroads of Taylor County

A History of Roach

Rocky Ford Primitive Baptist Church

Community of Salem

Salt Making along the Taylor County

Helen Scales


Schools of Taylor County (2 volumes)

Shady Grove

Sheriffs of Taylor County

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church

Southeast Bank

Special Events & Activities

Sponging along the Taylor County Coast


Sports & Outdoor Recreation


Stories by Edwin Browning

Street Scenes

Taylor Countians

Taylor County

Taylor County & Civil War Deserters

Taylor County Disasters & Storms

Taylor County Fair

Taylor’s “Galvanized Yankees” Suffered in St. Marks Attack

Telephone Service for Taylor County

Tree Capital Credit Union

Taylor County Veteran Casualties

Walking Tour of Downtown Perry

Alton H. Wentworth

Perry Woman’s Club

Taylor County World War I Veteran Induction Cards