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Baker County, Georgia
August 9, 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson, ceding the lower third of Georgia is signed by the Creek
  Jeff Davis County, Georgia
  Atkinson County, Georgia
  Berrien County, Georgia
  Early County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
December 12, 1825 Baker County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Baker County, Georgia
December 7, 1835 In an address to the House of Representatives, Gov. William Schley charges that Creek Indians from Alabama with hostilities against Georgians living in Stewart and Baker Counties.
  William Schley
  Creek Indians
  Stewart County, Georgia
  Baker County, Georgia
March 1, 2007 6 people die when an EF-2 tornado destroys a trailer park near Newton.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Baker County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Colonel John Baker, who fought for Georgia during the American Revolution. His company was the only party to reach mainland Florida during the Second Florida Expedition
Acquisition: Treaty of Fort Jackson (Creek)
Taken from:Early County
Counties created from:Calhoun, Dougherty, Miller, Mitchell
Cities: Newton (county seat)

Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Baker County, Georgia
Baker County, Georgia, links

History and Description: Baker County was the site of the final battle of the Creek War of 1836.

With the county seat located on the Flint River, the courthouse has been the victim of flooding in 1925, 1929, and 1994 (Tropical Storm Alberto)

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