LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
RECREATION

BAILEY SPRINGS

Bailey Springs was a popular health resort and mineral springs founded in the 1820s by Jonathan Bailey. It was located about five miles northeast of Florence in section 10 of
T2 S R10 W. By 1858 it was owned by A. G. Ellis & Co, and was subsequently owned
by several different parties. In the mid 1890's Bailey Springs University, was located at Bailey Springs. This was a women's university.



[This picture appeared in the Florence Times, Sunday Morning, 24 Aug 1976, p. 41]

A sure way to get your picture or name, or both, in the paper
was to be a visitor "taking the waters" at Bailey Springs.


Bailey Springs Arrival Notices From the Florence Gazette.

The Florence Gazette in the 1850s and 60s routinely published lists of guests staying at the Bailey Springs Resort in Lauderdale County, AL. These notices are abstracted exactly as they appeared in the Gazette. No corrections were made in the spelling of names, though editorís brackets [ ] were used for doubtful spellings. For this reason, be sure to check for alternate name spellings. The word "do" following so many of the names is the abbreviation for "ditto."

From the Florence Gazette, Wednesday, June 1, 1859, p. 3.

ARRIVALS
At Bailey Springs from May 4th to May 31st, 1859.
Ellis & Co., Proprietors.
 

F Shoemake [sic?]

 Memphis

Mrs Shoemake [sic?]

 do

Mrs W B Donaho [sic]

 do 4 children & 4 serívts

Col Samíl W Evans & servít

 Oxford Miss.

Mrs. Mary K Evans & servíts

 Oxford Miss

Master Robít Evans

 do

Dr M K [H]arrison

 Aberdeen Miss.

O F Hames

 Carroll Ten.

Wm B Wiggs

 Memphis

Jno H Brinkley

 do

James S Woodell

 do

M P Asher

 do

The. Allen Jones

 Florence Ala.

J Coffee Simpson

 do

Patrick McDonald

 Memphis Tenn.

Jas Harrington

 do

Jas F Hall

 St Louis

Jas Brady & Wife

 Memphis

Z J Carthel

 Trenton Ten.

Robít Manning

 Missouri

Geo TG White

 NY

Mrs Paul Chandion? and servant

 Mobile

E R Shapard [sic?]

 ---- Tenn

T P Davidson

 Memphis

Miss Davidson

 do

James O Kerr

 Miss

Miss LA Kerr

 do

Tip Davis

 Florence

Miss Mollie Karsner

 do

Miss Fannie Fible

 Louisville

Miss Mollie Dies

 do

B F Karsner Jr

 do

R T Boroughs

 Florence

F S Furgeson

 Tuskeegee Ala

Wm L Thompson

 La

Geo R Anderson & servant

 Athens Ala.

W C Prewitt

 Madison Arkansas

Miss L Prewitt

 do

Mrs W H Hunt

 Memphis

J W Chisholm

 County

B Nelson

 do

L H Cole

 Waterford Mis

W J Anderson

 Helena ark [sic]

A C Horton and family

 Memphis

J S McGehee

 Como Mis

M F Gilchrist

 do do

P P Gilchrist

 Courtland Ala

W A Key

 County

Jas S Boddie

 do

D P Ludlow

 New York

S T Kirby

 Georgia

Mrs Kirby & servít

 Ga.

James Buford

 Miss

William Painter

 Memphis

Miss Maggie Silver

 do

J D Barnard

 Huntsville

Mrs Barnard & servít

 do

A McAlexander

 Florence

MJ Gilchrist

 do

Mrs E H Bourdmon

 NY

Miss C F Bourdmon

 do

M L Webb

 Mississippi

C W Martin

 [Pon]totoc do

Mrs Martin

 do

Miss Doke & seívt

 do

Samíl Adams

 Memphis

Jas Martin

 cypress facíy [sic]

R D Martin

 do do

H O Pettus

 Florence

R C McCarly

 do

S F Tate

 do

D H Campbell

 Courtland [A]la.

Col John L Moore

 Memphis

B F Foster jr [sic]

 Florence

Wm Morris

 Memphis

Robít Dyas

 N. Orleans

Miss M Dyas

 do

Wm V Chardavoyne

 Courtland Alabama

Mrs Chardavoyne

 Courtland Alabama

B S Gibson

 Madison ark [sic]

Thos Bufort and servant

 Glies Tenn.

Giles H Reynolds and serívt

 do

Master Reynolds

 do do

George W Carroll

 Tehula Mississippi.

R H Oglivie

 Tenn.

Mrs. Ogilvie

 do

W B Donaho [sic]

 Memphis

Col J Branchís two servants

 Tenn

Thos M Joneís [sic] 1 serívt

E B Hornbeak

 Mem.

Mrs. Jas Fletche[r] ser'vt & 2 children

 do

Mrs K Henderson

 do

Thos Williams

 ark [sic]

W A Pettus

 waterloo ala [sic]

Dr. D S Beloate

 county

Dr J W Stewart

 do

Mrs Coffee

 do

Miss Kate Coffee

 do

W Wainright

 miss [sic]

John Bell

 Tenn

Miss S Bell & serívt

 do

R N McVeigh

 Philaíd

L Lorance

 Florence

Ed Brown

 do

S G Barr

 do

Wood

 Yeatman &Coís servant

W H Key

 County

James Boddie

 do

Miss A Howell

 do

John C Bliss

Florence

Mrs Malony

 do

Thomas Taylor

 do

Jno R Price

 So Florence

L?M Lewis

 Florence

Miss Shappard [sic?]

 Memphis

Dr H F Harris

 McLemoresville Tenn

Jas Ackinson

 do

John Burns

 Memphis

Dr J T Hargraves and servít

 Florence Ala

Geo Shall [sic]

 Memphis

John B Fassitt

 Philía

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