Born Archibald William George Taylor, Major Archibald Taylor was a Loyalist who lived in North Carolina, U.S.A., during the American War of Independence. He fully supported England during the war and because of that allegiance, he was granted land on Long Island, a British territory at the time.

Major Taylor was a salt harvester and farmer during his time on Long Island, and is credited with founding the island's capital, Clarence Town. He was also associated with another settlement named Victoria Village, where all of the enslaved Africans were housed. It is said that he also owned much of the land that is known today as Lochabar; a name that pays homage to his birthplace in Scotland.

He was married to the late Eliza (McNeill) Taylor, and they had six children.

Queen's Highway
Clarence Town
Contact Information:
Long Island Tourist Office
(242) 338-8668
Great for...