During the Civil War (1861-1865), Taylorsville, Bloomfield, Lebanon and several other communities were generally known as “Rebel Towns.”
A woman, not from Taylorsville, told me recently that when she was a teenager, her mother wouldn’t let her date Taylorsville boys or even visit the town after dark because it had a bad reputation.
Of course, we Taylorsvillians always thought other towns were rough and as teenagers, some of us found out which ones, the hard way. I always let my friends do the fighting. I was too busy for such nonsense (blush).