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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Taylorsville, GA

Taylorsville is a town in Bartow and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 3,796 at the 2010 census.


The majority of Lake Allatoona is located in Bartow County. Taylorsville is nearby.

2008 Tornado Outbreak

On March 14–15 there was a tornado outbreak across much of the southeast United States in which damage was inflicted on portions of the City of Atlanta and its northwest suburbs, including Taylorsville. An EF3 tornado struck Taylorsville killing 2 people, causing 2 serious injuries, demolishing 21 homes and damaging over 100 others. The path of the tornado across Taylorsville was estimated at 16 miles long.

2011 Political Scandal

On October 28, 2011, former Taylorsville Mayor, Cary Rhodes, was arrested after attempting to meet a minor for sex. In the internet sting operation, initiated by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rhodes was charged with attempted child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act. The State subsequently dropped the attempted child molestation charges. On June 28, 2012, Rhodes was convicted and sentenced for inappropriate conversations over the Internet. He was given a term of two years in prison and 10 years on probation on one count of computer and electronic child exploitation.[5]

2011 plane crash

On November 1, 2011, a single-engine aircraft crashed on Taylorsville Highway 113 near Floyd Creek Church Road. Pilot Brian Soper, 70 of Hammond, New York, the sole occupant, was pronounced dead on the scene.


Students living in the Taylorsville area enroll into either the Bartow County School System located in nearby Cartersville or the Polk County School System located in nearby Rockmart.


Floyd Primary Care Center serves residents within the Taylorsville and Rockmart area. The Floyd Primary Care Center also holds the Center for Diabetes of Taylorsville. There are also 4 major hospitals within reach: Cartersville Medical Center (Cartersville), Floyd Medical Center (Rome), Redmond Regional Medical Center (Rome), and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta).

Emergency services in Taylorsville are primarily provided by the Bartow County Fire Department and EMS.

Georgia Power Plant Bowen

Plant Bowen is a coal-fired power station located near Taylorsville. It is approximately 8.7 mi (14 km) west-south-west from Cartersville in western Bartow County. At 3,499 megawatts, Plant Bowen has the second largest generating capacity of any coal-fired power plant in North America, and the largest in the United States; only Ontario Power Generation's Nanticoke Generating Station in Canada has more generating capacity. Plant Bowen ranked third in the nation for net generation in 2006 producing over 22,630,000 MWh. The station is connected to the southeastern power grid by numerous 500 KV transmission lines, and is owned and operated by Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.

Notable Residents

Source: Internet