Place:Baker, Florida, United States

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NameBaker
Alt namesBakersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.333°N 82.283°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoBradford, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. It was founded in 1861 and is named for James McNair Baker (a judge and Confederate Senator). In 1864 the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major American Civil War battle in Florida, was fought near Lake City, Florida in Baker County. In 2013, Baker County is working to develop a zipline park on 108 acres across from Northeast Florida State Hospital.

As of 2000, the population was 22,259. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county is 26,164 [1]. Its county seat is Macclenny, Florida. While primarily rural, the county is included in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.

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History

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Baker County was founded in 1861. It was named for James McNair Baker, a judge and Confederate Senator. In 1864 the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major American Civil War battle in Florida, was fought near Lake City, Florida in Baker County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,325
1880 2,303
1890 3,333
1900 4,516
1910 4,805
1920 5,622
1930 6,273
1940 6,510
1950 6,313
1960 7,363
1970 9,242
1980 15,289
1990 18,486

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External links

www.backercountyfl.org


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