The ground hosted an event for the arrival of the Olympic Torch for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The County Ground is one of the prime cricket grounds of Somerset which was built in 1881 as the sports centre by Taunton Athletic Club and is the home of the Somerset County Cricket Club. The club leased the ground for ten years and then bought it in 1896. It is located between Priory Bridge Road and St. James Street. Numerous stands and pavilions surround the pitch at the ground. The north-east and the south-west corners of the ground have scoreboards.
The ground hosted its first match of first-class cricket in August 1882 in between Hampshire County Cricket Club and the home club that concluded in favour of the home team by five wickets.
The ground hosted its first international cricket in 1983 during the World Cup series. It was a group stage match between England and Sri Lanka.
It hosted Greyhound racing events in between 1961-1979 for which a track was constructed to conduct the events and was known as the Priory Greyhound Stadium.
On 18th June 2006, the ground hosted a major open-air concert by Elton John.
The ground has been selected to host the significant matches of the 2019 World Cup.