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 38 residential real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 4 commercial real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 52 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 94 total real estate listings for sale in Baker.

103 Real Estate Listings Found

Displaying 1 to 10

1.   783666
1498 Sky Ranch Lane, Baker
$729,000.00
4714 square feet, 4/3/2, 2001

2.   783357
5655 Grandson`s Way, Baker
$220,000.00
2396 square feet, 4/2, 2013

3.   783337
1137 Country Living Road, Baker
$121,500.00
1121 square feet, 3/1, 1980

4.   783183
0000 Lighthouse Church Road, Baker
$60,000.00

5.   782756
6399 Ray Cotton Road, Baker
$158,000.00
1323 square feet, 3/1, 1958

6.   782702
1505 Mill Creek Drive, Baker
$325,289.00
2612 square feet, 3/3, 2017

7.   782582
5602 Price Plantation Road, Baker
$212,500.00
2107 square feet, 4/2, 2012

8.   782481
89 Ac Xxx Old River Road, Baker
$499,000.00

9.   782468
Xxx Garrett Mill Road, Baker
$10,000.00

10.   782449
Xxx Garrett Mill Road, Baker
$10,000.00


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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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