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Bailey Celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted September 28, 2007

Our friends in Bailey are having a big celebration tomorrow!

Bailey is a wonderful small town in Nash County, located just off Highway 264 between Raleigh and Wilson. It's probably best known for its Country Doctor Museum, which is one of Nash County's biggest attractions.

The town is celebrating its 100th birthday Saturday! The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Bailey. You can enjoy food vendors, Bailey Elementary School students will sing, the Ginger Thompson band will perform, as well as a jazz band. Mayor Bob Frazier will have a short program at 2 p.m., with A.B. Swindell speaking.

I'm told you'll be able to enjoy a carriage ride from the Country Doctor Museum through town, with tour guides giving you the inside story about Bailey and its history. Pop into the lobby of the Heritage Bank to watch a DVD featuring old pictures of the town and some video from Fourth of July parades.

This weekend's event is a big kickoff for a year of celebrations, marking Bailey's centennial. Head out there and enjoy the party!


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  • justmark Sep 29, 2007

    Nice to see Bailey gettin some luv! It is a nice little place to live. I enjoy living here. Its close enough to Wilson and Raleigh to enjoy them both but not be "bothered" by them at the same time..LOL

  • ksfolsom Sep 28, 2007

    Bailey is a small town. Only 2 stop lights and less that 1,000 people live in city limits. Finch Pottery is located only a few miles outside of Bailey. Lots of scouts have visited Camp Charles which is located outside of Bailey.

  • drsickles Sep 28, 2007

    I think I really like the thought of living in a small community who's claim to fame is a Country Doctor's Museum. Bailey may be a bustling hub, but it's nice to imagine it to be peaceful and serene. Good info, thanks!

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