After 20 years of weddings, family reunions and more, Taylorsville is set to close for good within the week.

Since 1986, the 80-acre tract south of Stillwater has served as a gathering place for area residents. Wayne Taylor said coins from 1986 were placed in the concrete to mark the opening of Taylorsville.

Now, after some 20 years, Taylor said he will likely close Taylorsville.

“This week’s probably the end of it,” he said.

Taylor, who is 76, said upkeep in summer is demanding. “It takes a lot of work in the summertime to keep up with the mowing.”

Taylor also said his sister owns the property and is planning to build a house and live on the land.

“It’s time for them to do what they want with it.” Taylor said.

Taylor, his brother and friends completed construction of Taylorsville in approximately a year and one-half. “The biggest job was peeling those cedar logs,” he said.

According to Taylor, the passing of a friend last fall also spurred him to the conclusion it is “time to let go.”

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