Bayliss, California

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Coordinates: 39°34′58″N 122°02′45″W / 39.58278°N 122.04583°W / 39.58278; -122.04583

Bayliss
Unincorporated community
Bayliss is located in California
Bayliss
Bayliss
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°34′58″N 122°02′45″W / 39.58278°N 122.04583°W / 39.58278; -122.04583
Country United States
State California
County Glenn County
Elevation[1] 112 ft (34 m)

Bayliss is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1] It is located 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Willows,[2] at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m).[1]

The ZIP Code, shared with Ordbend and Glenn, is 95943. The community is inside area code 530.

Emergency services are provided by the Bayliss Volunteer Fire Department.

Bayliss Carnegie Library[edit]

The most notable feature of Bayliss is one of the last operational Carnegie libraries located at 7830 County Road 39.

The rural Bayliss Carnegie Library is unique among California Carnegies , located "at a crossroads," in a rural unincorporated community on County Road 39 (the Blue Gum - Bayliss Road) between Willows and Chico. Among a few residences, a dairy farm, and a volunteer fire department, the small red-trimmed white stucco library identifies the community which in earlier years boasted a hotel and livery stable, later a country store and elementary school.

In 1914 Bayliss benefited from the new State policy of establishing small library "stations" in rural areas, often in private homes. Bayliss residents, with the support of Glenn County, in 1917 sought and received a $4000 Carnegie grant. Other contributors were the Sacramento Valley Irrigation Company which donated land, residents who prepared the site, University of California landscaping classes which planned the landscaping and donated the shrubs that still identify the library. Currently the library is open one day a week (Tuesday) for eight hours, staffed by the branch supervisor, a part-time employee of the Willows Library. Architect W. H. Weeks designed the building incorporating fine interior wood detailing which still distinguishes the library. W.R. Zumwalt was the builder.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bayliss, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 189. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.carnegie-libraries.org/california/bayliss.html