Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

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Baileyton School

This is in Greene County TN.  Baileyton School is a low and wide brick building, hard to get one comprehensive picture of, so, since it’s not particularly distinct in an architectural way, I opted to show the story.  First the sign that’s on a small brick building in front of the school:

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Now, that’s proof of the school.  In the building is a bell:

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It was created by Buckeye Bell Foundry (Cincinnati OH/still in business) in 1883 and presented by Capt. B. M. Bailey to Oakland Seminary, Laurel Gap, TN (Laurel Gap is a natural passageway through the Bays Mountains to Hawkins County).  Laurel Gap was the name Baileyton went by early in the 19th century, presumably until the settlement was incorporated as “Baileyton” in 1915 (according to “Tennessee Placenames” by Larry L. Miller).  And now, the rest of the story:

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I haven’t found out yet why it was called “Oakland Seminary”, but I will.

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