The Muleshoe Ranch , presently located in Borden County, was the foundation for the present day town of Muleshoe, which is the only incorporated town in the county. On February 11, 1918, 76 persons signed the first successful petition to organize Bailey County. The county courthouse was constructed in 1925. The county courthouse for Bailey County is located in beautiful downtown Muleshoe, Texas. Organized farming in the area did not begin until 1908 and the land was first irrigated in 1909. Large scale irrigation began in the late 1940's which resulted in Bailey County's current mainstay, farming and agriculture-related business.
Submitted by WANDA LOVALL former CC, deceased, Muleshoe Tx.

Communities listed on map of Bailey county , page 515 of "The TEXAS ALMANAC And State
Industrial Guide, 1952 1953", published by The Dallas Morning News includes:

PROGESS on US Hwys. 84 & 70 N.;
MILL on US Hwy. 84 S.;
BAILEYBORO, cr north of water fowl refuse ,west of NEEDMORE on Texas  214 south  of MULESHOE;
CIRCLE BACK on county road east of NEEDMORE.
GOODLAND, ENOCHS and BULA on hwy 54 near the Bailey and Cochran county line.
MAPLE , a few miles south of GOODLAND.
This map shows Coyote Lake and Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos as the water supply for the county plus states there is an abundant supply of underground water as well as the rain water lakes in the Migratory Water Fowl Refuge.



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