Baker County, Florida

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| county = Baker County
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbradf2/baker/index.html Baker County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = February 8
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Baker_County,_Florida|Baker County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[{{FLBakerCourthouse}}]]
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[http://208.75.175.18/clerk/ Baker County Courthouse]<br>339 E MacClenny Avenue<br>MacClenny, FL 32063-2100<br>Phone: 904.259.3121
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County Judge has marriage and probate&nbsp;records<br>Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baker County, Florida. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1861--'''Baker County was created from New River. '''County seat:'''MacClenny <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1861--'''Baker County was created 8 February 1861&nbsp;from New River&nbsp;county. New River County's name was changed to [[Bradford County, Florida|Bradford]] in 1861.<br>'''County seat: '''MacClenny <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1888 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Baxter
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*Bessent
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*Eddy
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*Glen Saint Mary*
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*Kenny
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*LaBuena
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*Macclenny*&nbsp; (county seat)<br>
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*Manning
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*Manns Spur
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*Margaretta
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*McPherson
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*Olustee
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*Pine Top
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*Sanderson
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*Sapp
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*Sargent
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*Steckert
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*Taylor<br><br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bradford County, Florida|Bradford]]
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*[[Charlton County, Georgia|Charlton County, Georgia]]
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*[[Clay County, Florida|Clay]]
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*[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch County, Georgia]]
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*[[Columbia County, Florida|Columbia]]
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*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]
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*[[Nassau County, Florida|Nassau]]
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*[[Union County, Florida|Union]]
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*[[Ware County, Georgia|Ware County, Georgia]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
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The {{RecordSearch|1457854|1885 Florida State Population Census}} includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.
  
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Sanderson
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Baker County:
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:October 16-18, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/fl005.htm Olustee, also known as Ocean Pond]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#ar Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 26 June 2012).</ref> <br>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/FLmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Florida.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[MacClenny Florida Family History Center]]
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**MacClenny, Florida
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*&nbsp;The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbaker/index.html Baker County FLGenWeb Project], a member of The [http://www.flgenweb.org FLGenWeb Project], an affiliate of The [http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb Project].<br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192169&subject_disp=Florida%2C+Baker&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog].
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*[http://beyreuth.net/flbaker/index.html Baker County FLGenWeb Project, Inc]&lt;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Baker/ Baker County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Baker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Baker_County,_Florida]]

Revision as of 21:36, 27 December 2012

This article is about a northeast Florida county. For other uses, see Baker.
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Founded February 8, 1861
County Seat MacClenny
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Contents

County Courthouse

Baker County Courthouse

Baker County Courthouse
339 E MacClenny Avenue
MacClenny, FL 32063-2100
Phone: 904.259.3121


County Judge has marriage and probate records
Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1880[1]

History

Parent County

1861--Baker County was created 8 February 1861 from New River county. New River County's name was changed to Bradford in 1861.
County seat: MacClenny [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1888 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

( * indicates an incorporated city or town )

  • Baxter
  • Bessent
  • Eddy
  • Glen Saint Mary*
  • Kenny
  • LaBuena
  • Macclenny*  (county seat)
  • Manning
  • Manns Spur
  • Margaretta
  • McPherson
  • Olustee
  • Pine Top
  • Sanderson
  • Sapp
  • Sargent
  • Steckert
  • Taylor

Neighboring Counties


 

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Baker County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.

The 1885 Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Sanderson

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Baker County:

October 16-18, 1863 = Olustee, also known as Ocean Pond[3]

Map showing Civil War battles in Florida.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baker County, Florida. Page 133 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 June 2012).