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Baileyton, Tennessee
Intersection of Brunner Street and Horton Highway
Intersection of Brunner Street and Horton Highway
Location of Baileyton, Tennessee
Location of Baileyton, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Greene
Incorporated 1915
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,211 ft (369 m)
 • Total 431
 • Density 260/sq mi (100.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
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.


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.


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.


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%
Est. 2015 431 0.0%

As of the census of 2000, there were 504 people, 237 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 353.6 people per square mile (136.1/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 192.9 per square mile (74.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.21% White, 0.99% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town, the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,139, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $26,389 versus $18,056 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,410. About 13.1% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 25.9% of those age 65 or over.

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.


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.


  • Baileyton RV Park and Baileyton Golf Club

Coordinates: 36°19′41″N 82°49′50″W / 36.328094°N 82.830501°W / 36.328094; -82.830501

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