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3-19-2010

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Baker County Marker, Newton, GA.

Baker County was created on Dec. 12, 1825. It was named for Col. John Baker, who was a member of Georgia's 1775 Provincial Congress and later served in the American Revolution. This marker is located outside the Courthouse in Newton, Baker County, Georgia.

The marker reads as follows :

" 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."

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954

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31.31434167, -84.33526111

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Baker County Marker; Historical markers; Col. John Baker; Baker County (Ga.); Newton (Ga.); Historical markers --- Georgia --- Newton.

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