Talk:Taylor Mountain (Sonoma County, California)

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move this page[edit]

I'm not sure where the name "Taylor Peak" comes from, but it happens to conflict with a much taller peak up in Humboldt County. I think this page should be moved to "Taylor Mountain."

GNIS gives the name as "Taylor Mountain." The USGS 7.5' map gives "Taylor Mtn." (And the Savorwinecountry.com article seems to have vanished.)

Stepheng3 (talk) 19:58, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Origin of name[edit]

I believe Sonoma's Taylor Mountain is named for John Shackelford Taylor, one of the most prominent of the original forty-niners who came to California during the Gold Rush. The Virginia native amassed a fortune, including large swaths of land in Sonoma County. Taylor lived on a ranch outside the town of Santa Rosa, which he was instrumental in building.[1] Regards,MarmadukePercy (talk) 11:56, 7 January 2009 (UTC)