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Baker County, Florida Facts

Baker County

When was Baker County, FL Created?
Baker County was created on February 8, 1861 from New River County. This county was named for James McNair Baker (1821–1892), a Confederate senator and later a judge in the fourth judicial district.

What is the County Seat of Baker County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Macclenny also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bakers County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Charlton County, Georgia (north), Ware County, Georgia (north), Nassau County (northeast), Duval County (east), Clay County (southeast), Union County (south), Bradford County (south), Columbia County (west), Clinch County, Georgia (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Baker County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Macclenny Glen St. Mary.

Baker County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Baker County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Baker County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Baker County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Baker County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Baker County, FL Census Records

What Baker County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Baker County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Baker Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Baker Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Baker Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Baker County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Baker County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Baker County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Baker County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Baker County Courthouse
  • Baker County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Suite 113, Macclenny, FL 32063
  • Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (904) 259-8113
    • Marriage Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1877
    • Probate Records: 1877
    • Court Records: 1880
  • Baker County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Baker County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Baker County, FL?
A list of Baker County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Baker County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Baker County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Baker County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Baker Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Baker Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Baker Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baker Co. FL General and History Websites

Baker Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Baker Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baker Co. FL Military Records

Baker Co. FL Schools & Directories

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