History of Bailey
If you have any suggestions or information that would be helpful, please email the Town Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much.
1st organized sport > basketball at Mt. Pleasant High School in 1926
1st mayor > Mr. I.N. Glover.
1st commissioners > Mr. J.D. Finch, Mr. M.C. Bissette and Mr. J.D. Farmer.
1st marshal/constable > Mr. Rufus Benson
1st business > A store owned by J.D. Farmer, later sold to Mr. Irvin N. Glover
1st Postmaster > Miss Sue Vick
The 1st suggested name "for the Bailey Township was Farmer, the name of the site owner", J.D. Farmer.
(Source: "Bailey History" by Ms. Penny Jackson)
Many of the dogwoods that line Alternate 264 and are within the central area of the town,
were planted by A.H. Farmer starting when he was 17 years old. (Source: "Bailey History" by Ms. Penny Jackson)
Mayors of Bailey
First mayor was Irvin Glover
Robert W. Jones (1948-1949)
Leamon Tapp (1949-1951)
John D. Bissette (1951-1953)
M.H. Griffin (1953-1956)
Tony S. Stott (1956-1957)
Johnnie R. Patterson (1957-1959)
Roland C. Glover (1959-1963)
Johnnie R. Patterson (1963-1966)
H. Groves Barnes (1966-1969)
Junius B. Stone (1969-1975)
Jack Farmer (1975-1994)
Johnny Earl Temple (1994-1998)
Junior Dement (1998-1999)
John Boykin (1999-2000)
Robert C. Frazier, Sr. (2000-2007)
Owen Strickland (2007-2015)
Tim Johnson (2015-2016)
Shelly Carrol (2016-2017)
Thomas Richards (2018-)