Famous for the horse-dragging of 2002 and some alleged pigs under the courthouse when Lincoln visited, Taylorville is neighbor to meth-ridden "city of roses" Pana, IL and is just south of the state capitol, Springfield,IL. In fact, when referring to this small town of approximately 11,000 people, most refer to it as "the town 20 minutes south of springfield." The town's only daily newspaper is full of mistypes and spelling errors and the whole place is run by self-righteous persons, reflecting on whether or not Larry Barry's tire prices are justified. Do Not Visit. The shoddy excuse for "Christmas in the Park" is no excuse. Bill's Toasty might be the one legit reason for driving through.
Ah, Taylorville, IL... where the corn grows high and Victor Pop strolls freely.
A small town that although has its problems, really is a great place to live. People love to hate on Taylorville but thats just part of its charm. From cruising the square to Friday night football, people make memories here that last a lifetime. Lake Taylorville is the place to be in the summer & nothing beats, a lake lot, a fire & some good friends. From Bill's Toastys to Tastee Treet, Taylorville has some of the best food around. It's not the fanciest town. It doesn't have a lot of money or restaurants or upscale places. But it does have a lot of good people and most importantly, a lot of heart. People that live in this town should be proud to call it home.