Baker County

Baker County was created in 1825 from territory that was once part of Early County. Baker was later to be divided to allot land to Dougherty, Mitchell and Miller counties. Its namesake is Colonel John Baker, a noted patriot of the Revolutionary period who had served in the 1775 Provincial Congress in Savannah. The county seat, Newton, is named to honor Sergeant John Newton who led a raid on Savannah to rescue Patriot prisoners of war in 1779.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 607, Newton GA 39870
Telephone 229.734.3000
Fax 229.734.8822

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Baker County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 3805 (State Rank: 154)
Incorporated Millage Rage 8.785
Unincorporated Millage Rate 7.626
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.889
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 21.674
Total Unincorporated 20.515


County Officials