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Baileyton, Tennessee
Intersection of Brunner Street and Horton Highway
Intersection of Brunner Street and Horton Highway
Location of Baileyton in Greene County, Tennessee.
Location of Baileyton in Greene County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Greene
Incorporated 1915
Government
 • Type Mayor/Aldermen
Area
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 431
 • Estimate 
(2019)
451
 • Density 278.05/sq mi (107.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37745
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-02780
GNIS feature ID 1276120

Baileyton is a town in northern Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 431 at the 2010 census, down from 504 at the 2000 census. Baileyton is located 13 miles (21 km) north of Greeneville and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Rogersville.

History

Originally called "Laurel Gap", the Baileyton area was first settled in 1776. The name "Baileyton" stems from two brothers who lived there: Claudius and Thomas P. Bailey. The town was incorporated in 1915.

Geography

Baileyton is located at 36°19′41″N 82°49′50″W / 36.32806°N 82.83056°W / 36.32806; -82.83056 (36.328094, -82.830501), at the base of a rugged area of northern Greene County, just south of the Hawkins County line. Bays Mountain, part of the greater Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, rises prominently to the north. The town is drained primarily by Gardner Creek and Hughes Branch, both tributaries of Lick Creek (which is in turn a tributary of the Nolichucky River).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 169
1930 212 25.4%
1940 229 8.0%
1950 224 −2.2%
1960 206 −8.0%
1970 258 25.2%
1980 333 29.1%
1990 309 −7.2%
2000 504 63.1%
2010 431 −14.5%
2019 (est.) 451 4.6%
Sources:

2020 census

Baileyton racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 401 91.97%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 9 2.06%
Native American 3 0.69%
Asian 2 0.46%
Pacific Islander 1 0.23%
Other/Mixed 11 2.52%
Hispanic or Latino 9 2.06%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 436 people, 193 households, and 105 families residing in the town.

Postal service

Baileyton does not have a post office, The closest post office is in Greeneville. Baileyton along with Greeneville and Tusculum share the ZIP code 37745.

Transportation

Baileyton is located off Interstate 81 exit 36, north of Greeneville. I-81 leads northeast 42 miles (68 km) to Bristol and southwest 70 miles (110 km) to Knoxville (via Interstate 40). State Route 172 connects Greeneville to Interstate 81 in Baileyton.

Van Hill Road (a former alignment of State Route 172) connects to State Route 347 which leads west to Rogersville and northeast to Kingsport.

Horton Highway is the main west-east road through Baileyton. It connects Baileyton with Tennessee State Route 70 west of town near Romeo and Tennessee State Route 93 east of Baileyton, north of Fall Branch.

Recreation

  • Baileyton RV Park and Baileyton Golf Club


Economy

Most residents in Baileyton work in Greeneville or other nearby cities. There are several restaurants and gas stations off Interstate 81 exit 36. Several stores are also located in Baileyton.

Education

Schools in Baileyton are operated by the Greene County Schools:

  • Baileyton Elementary School – serves grades PK–8
  • North Greene High School – serves grades 9–12.
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