|Spencer County Courthouse, Taylorsville, Ky.|
Taylorsville is its county seat, and was founded on 60 acres of land given by Richard Taylor, who was President Zachary Taylor's father. Richard Taylor operated a grist mill nearby. Taylorsville is probably best known for Taylorsville Lake, the man-made lake that serves as a recreational area. Dam construction began in 1974 and flooding began in 1983. The lake is pretty murky, due to the fact that a great deal of standing timber was still standing when the lake was flooded.