Baker County

Baker County (HMHX9)

Location: Newton, GA 39870 Baker County
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N 31° 18.867', W 84° 20.117'

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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.
HM NumberHMHX9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number004-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 753593 N 3467518
Decimal Degrees31.31445000, -84.33528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.867', W 84° 20.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 52.02" N, 84° 20' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230-276 Court Ave, Newton GA 39870, US
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