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A name has been given to the new site that houses Andrew Taylor's famous spring: Taylor's Spring Park, with the tag "Historical Birthplace of Cleveland, Tennessee"

Andrew Taylor is a man of mystery. The only commonly known fact about him is that he owned the property that is now downtown Cleveland, TN. In fact, the city was actually called “Taylor’s Place” before it received the name Cleveland. Taylor’s land included a spring, which was the reason many people decided to settle in the area circa 1837. Efforts are currently underway to build a city park on the site of the spring. Read all about it on this website.


This Spring Changed the Future of Cleveland

This Spring Changed the Future of Cleveland

A View To History

A View To History

The Man Who Researched Cleveland’s First Settler

The Man Who Researched Cleveland’s First Settler

We must do this to preserve history for future generations. After all – if it wasn’t for Andrew Taylor’s spring, the city of Cleveland would have been three miles east from where it is located today!”

Michael Slaughter, one of America’s top researchers
Taylor’s Spring Committee Members

Taylor’s Spring Committee Members

The members of the Taylor Spring committee are shown here standing on the land once owned by Andrew Taylor where water from Taylor’s famous spring flows out. From left: City Councilman Richard Banks, city historian Bob George, Public Works Director Tommy Myers, Jeff Morelock, and Allan Jones.

Cleveland Mayor Praises Efforts to Create Taylor Spring

March 26, 2015

Taylor Spring Uncovered – Planning Underway for Park

March 25, 2015

Taylor Spring Search, Park Underway – Building Demolished to Begin Restoration

March 21, 2015

City Council Considers Sale of Historic Spring Site

July 3, 2013 City May Sell Historic Site of Spring Cleveland Daily Banner The land that houses the city of Cleveland’s most historic source of water may soon be sold. In June, the City Council delayed a vote to sell the site located at 283 1st Street NW next to Superior Cleaners. Attorney Jim Webb Read more

Download the full PDF story of one of the original settlers of Cleveland, Tennessee
Andrew Taylor – Man of Mystery by Michael Slaughter

March 2014