Taylor county is in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 570 to 1200 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 24,512 in a land area of 266.33 square miles, an average of 92.0 people per square mile.
The equine population was 2,100 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Taylor county was named to honor Zachary Taylor, who had lived in Louisville, served in the United States Army in the Mexican War and on the frontier, and later became President of the United States.