Baileyville, Kansas

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Baileyville, Kansas
Historical Marion Hall in Baileyville (2021)
Historical Marion Hall in Baileyville (2021)
KDOT map of Nemaha County (legend)
Baileyville is located in Kansas
Baileyville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°50′40″N 96°11′06″W / 39.84444°N 96.18500°W / 39.84444; -96.18500Coordinates: 39°50′40″N 96°11′06″W / 39.84444°N 96.18500°W / 39.84444; -96.18500
CountryUnited States
Named forWillis J. Bailey
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
GNIS ID472946

Baileyville is an unincorporated community in western Nemaha County, Kansas, United States. It is located six miles west of Seneca on U.S. Route 36.


The community was founded as Haytown, then renamed by Willis J. Bailey and his father to Baileyville. In 1903, Willis became the 16th Governor of Kansas Willis J. Bailey.[1] The first post office in Baileyville was established in 1880.[2]

As of 1902, Baileyville was reported to be one of two sundown towns in the state, where African Americans were not allowed to reside.[3]


For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).


Primary and secondary[edit]

The community is served by Nemaha Central USD 115 public school district. Nemaha Central High School is located in Seneca with the mascot Thunder.[4]

B&B High school closed in 2014 through school unification. The B&B High School mascot was Falcons.[5]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Highland Community College opened in Baileyville in June 2014.


The community is served by the Union Pacific Railroad and US highway 36.


  1. ^ "Bioguide Search". Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ The Evening Bulletin. Maysville, Kentucky. August 16, 1902. p. 3 – via Chronicling America. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Nemaha Central Schools". USD 115. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Baileyville begins final season". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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