Historic Markers Across Georgia



Baker County



Marker ID: GHM 004-1
Location: Courthouse in Newton
County: Baker
Coordinates: N 31° 18.867    W 084° 20.117
  31.31445    -84.33528333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNPYK
Baker County  Marker
Photo by Ed Jackson



Text:

This County, created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 12 & 24, 1825, is named for Col. John Baker of Revolutionary fame. The original County Site was at Byron but an Act of Dec. 26, 1831, established a new Site which was named Newton for Sgt. John Newton, a Revolutionary soldier. One of the hardest battles of the Creek Indian War was fought in Baker County at Chickasawhachee Creek in 1836. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Stafford Long, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts Thomas F. Whittington, Coroner John Gillion and Surveyor Jno. C. Neil.

GHM 004-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



Baker County Courthouse
Baker County
Photo by David Seibert



 

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