Baker

The Baker Block Museum, before a mural was painted over it, on its eastern wall. The Baker Block Museum with its local prisoner-painted mural on the western wall.

The Blackwater River flows through Baker, Florida.

One entrance to the Blackwater River State Forest in Baker, Florida.

This map shows areas of interest on the Blackwater River in Baker, Florida.

There are 34 residential real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 2 commercial real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 48 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 84 total real estate listings for sale in Baker.

92 Real Estate Listings Found

Displaying 1 to 10

1.   787995
1465 Mill Creek Drive, Baker
$287,000.00
2298 square feet, 4/3/1, 2011

2.   787903
1198 Blackberry Circle, Baker
$219,700.00
2165 square feet, 3/2, 2007

3.   787654
1471 Mill Creek Drive, Baker
$290,125.00
2260 square feet, 4/2, 2018

4.   787607
23.24 Ac Hwy 90 W, Baker
$109,900.00

5.   787606
11.62 Ac Hwy 90 W, Baker
$54,900.00

6.   787558
7995 Lonnie Booker Road, Baker
$499,000.00
3724 square feet, 4/3, 2000

7.   787413
1111 State Line Road, Baker
$127,000.00
2015 square feet, 3/2, 2007

8.   787388
13 Ac Bush Road, Baker
$91,000.00

9.   787368
5381 Highway 4, Baker
$48,750.00
1464 square feet, 4/2, 1984

10.   787324
1523 Hester Church Road, Baker
$280,000.00
2168 square feet, 3/2, 2006


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History of Baker

Baker began in 1907, established along a well-traveled trail extending from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The town was named after the Reverend R. G. Baker, J. D. C. Newton's father-in-law; its previous name was Cobb. Early residents earned money as cattle raisers, sheep herders, loggers, and navy store traders who dealt mostly in turpentine and its associated goods.

Baker's growth led to the development of a bank, a pharmacy, a shop for ladies, a doctor's office, a general store, a post office, a hotel, a turpentine distillery, several cotton gins, and Shaw's Blueberry farm, the world's largest at the time.

Baker's Block Museum, refurbished from the general store mentioned above, opened in July of 1996 after a great deal of restoration. The original building was constructed in 1908, in an old pen used to house cattle waiting to be transported via railway for sale at market. Baker's historical association bought the property for restoration and use as a museum. The Baker Block Museum now displays local American Indian artifacts, as well as local historical items such as stills used to make turpentine.

The first photo above shows the eastern wall before Larry Demmers painted a wonderful mural over it. The second photo shows the building's western wall; local prisoners painted the scene which depicts plants and wildlife that lived in the nearby forest.

Baker Recreation

Local Attractions

Blackman Community Center
7590 Hwy 189 N
Blackman, FL

Parks

Baker Park
1450 Charlie Day Road
Baker, FL

Baker Recreation Area
5503 Hwy 4
Baker, FL

Yellow River Park
5100 Ellis Road
Baker, FL

Cotton Bridge Park
6301 Hwy 4 W
Baker, FL

Museums

Baker Block Museum
1307 Georgia Avenue
Baker, FL


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