Baker County

Baker County is located in Northeast Florida bordering Georgia and Nassau, Duval, Clay, Columbia, Union, Bradford Counties. 

Baker County was established in 1861 from New River County and named for James McNair Baker (1822-92), Confederate States senator and judge in Florida's Fourth Judicial District. The Civil War Battle of Olustee was fought just east of the town of Olustee.

Baker County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
22,259
Population - 2010
27,115
Population - 2015 Est
27,017
Land Area (sq mi)
585
Water Area (sq mi)
4
Total Area (sq mi)
589
Average Rainfall
49
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
55

The vision of the Baker County School District is to prepare individual students to be lifelong learners, self-sufficient, and responsible citizens of good character. Baker County has 1 high school, 1 middle school, 1 intermediate school, 2 elementary schools and 1 pre-K school. The high school’s sport teams are known as the wildcats.

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The Emily Taber Public Library is the only library in Baker County, Florida. It is located in Macclenny. It is under the New River Library Collective, which also provides supporting library services in Bradford County and Union County.

The New River Public Library Cooperative is a cooperative of three libraries in Bradford County, Baker County, and Union County.