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The Bailey Schoolhouse is a one-room school located at 1301 Mountain Ridge Rd in Buckhannon, West Virginia. It is adjacent to Bailey Cemetery and is one of the few remaining one-room schools still standing on its original site.

John P Bailey and his wife, Sarah Rothwell Bailey, with their young son, William Henry, moved to an area of Preston County in western Virginia in 1845. When West Virginia was formed in 1863 that part of Preston County became an integral part of Upshur County. The area they settled was called Bailey Ridge. In 1867, William Henry Bailey and his wife, Hannah Wilfong Bailey, donated a piece of their land to the county on which this one-room schoolhouse was built. It opened for its first class in 1868. The school was used for 100 consecutive years and served grades 1-8 for almost all of its existence. The school held as many as 40 students at one time. Its last teacher, Molly Belle Taylor, was one of the very first African-American teachers in the county. She taught there for four years. She is almost 96 years old and is living in an assisted-living home in Beaver, West Virginia.
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