Historic Markers Across Florida

Bailey House

Marker ID: FLHM F-302
Location: on site at 1121 NW 6th Street
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 39.768    W 082° 19.848
  29.6628    -82.3308
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67VD


Bailey House

This is one of the oldest houses in the city of Gainesville. It was constructed about 1850 by Major James B. Bailey, a prominent citizen of Alachua County. Bailey was a leading proponent of moving the county seat away from Newnansville to a new place, later known as Gainesville, part of which was to be located on his own plantation. The Bailey House was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Although it has been slightly altered during its existence, Major Bailey's house survives as a good example of the Antebellum domestic architecture of this area.

F-302 Sponsored by the Bailey House
In cooperation with the
Florida Department of State


City: Gainesville, FL