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Welcome to Bailey ...

Bailey is located in Nash County<1>.

The location of Bailey has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bailey has a population of 563 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bailey.

Bailey is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bailey lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bailey is located in the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bailey had an population of 563 people. This is a decrease of 1.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bailey had a population of 569 people. This makes Bailey the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 569 people, the population of Bailey decreased 15.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 670 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bailey.

Communities Also Named Bailey ...

While we believe that this Bailey is located in Nash County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Bailey. Those communities are located in the following counties: Davie and Mitchell County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 29 communities that are also named Bailey - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2) and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bailey.

Communities near Bailey ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bailey.

  • Wilson [Wilson County]
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    • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Bailey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<6>
  • Wendell [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
    • Wendell [Wake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Bailey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<6>
  • Selma [Johnston County]
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    • Selma [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Bailey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<6>
  • Zebulon [Wake County]
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    • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Bailey
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nashville [Nash County]
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      • Nashville [Nash County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<6>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
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      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
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      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<6>
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
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      • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Bailey
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bailey. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bailey.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bailey. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bailey.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bailey. See our Newspapers Page for Bailey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bailey ...

Looking for more information about Bailey? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bailey, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bailey.

Adding Bailey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bailey in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bailey was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Bailey on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bailey on our Genealogy Page.

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About Nash County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bailey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nash County: www.co.nash.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Nash, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bailey.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bailey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bailey) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bailey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaileyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bailey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7806, Longitude: -78.1127       In this case, the coordinates for Bailey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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