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BAILEYVILLE, TEXAS

Milam County, Central Texas S
FM 2027
16 Miles NE of Cameron
Population: Unknown

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Baileyville Tx Road Sign
Entering Baileyville
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

The town had previously been known as either Smithland or Bailey's Store, but the granting of a post office in 1874 necessitated a change of name. Ten years later the town had most essential businesses and reached a peak population of 500 residents.

The population declined by half in the 1890s – a trend that has slowly worn the figure down to double digits. School consolidation and the proximity to the county seat seem to have left Baileyville in a permanent state of under-population. It is now considered a “dispersed community” but remains on county maps.
Baileyville Tx Barn
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Baileyville Tx tin shed
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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