Originally Taylor Flats, the District of Taylor has been a part of the Peace Region for over ninety years. In 1896, Donald Herbert Taylor (Herbie), Taylor's namesake, moved west and took up a homestead at the Peace River Crossing (Peace River, AB) where he married Charlotte. Then in 1905 they moved to Hudson's Hope where he had taken a job as a factor for the Hudson's Bay Co. It was 1912 when Herbie, Charlotte and their children moved back down the river and were the first family to settle on the Flats. Herbie was a ferryman and trapper who maintained a Peace River crossing for fur traders, prospectors and homesteaders heading for the north. He also made a living by carving paddles and playing his fiddle for dances. Herbie and Charlotte lived in Taylor for the rest of their lives.