Welcome to the Taylor County Extension Service

Taylor County was established in 1858, and named for Alamo defenders Edward, James and George Taylor. Taylor County is the home of Dyess Air Force Base, major medical centers, the Abilene State Park, Buffalo Gap Historic Village, and multiple colleges/universities.

The county is located in West Central Texas and is part of the Rolling Plains. The size of the county is roughly 919 square miles, with agriculture being one of the primary industries. There are several school districts and various communities throughout the county. The population of the county is approximately 143,326 (2021).

Wildfire Relief for the Texas Panhandle

The relief resources flyer is being constantly updated at the following link. As a reminder the priority needs are fencing supplies, hay, and financial donations. https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/2024-panhandle-wildfires/


4-H Information

Family and Community Health Information

BLT – Better Living for Texans Nutrition Education

Ag/Natural Resources Information Tab

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Helpful links

Taylor County Courthouse

Taylor County Expo Center

Abilene Chamber of Commerce

Big Country Master Gardener Association

Texas Master Gardener Association

Big Country Master Naturalist Chapter

Texas Master Naturalist Association

Abilene Farmers Market starts 2nd Saturday in May

Market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7am till sell out. Contact Becky @ 325-721-4479 for more information.

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