Taunton is the county town of Somerset. The town has over 61,000 residents, making it the largest town in the shire county of Somerset.
The town is the site of Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset County Cricket Club's County Cricket Ground and is home to 40 Commando, Royal Marines. Central Taunton is part of the annual West Country Carnival circuit. It hosts the Taunton flower show, which has been held in Vivary Park since 1866. The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is located in Taunton on Admiralty Way.Information & text gathered from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 6th, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton