Bailey County, Texas

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Bailey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 6,594. Its county seat is Muleshoe[1]. Bailey is named for Peter James Bailey, a defender of the Alamo. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

Bailey County is one of 30[2] prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, located in the county, was founded in 1935 and is the oldest such refuge in Texas.

Bailey County history is highlighted in the Muleshoe Heritage Center located off U.S. Highways 70 and 64 in Muleshoe.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 827 square miles (2,141.9 km2), of which 827 square miles (2,141.9 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.

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