Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Genealogy

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Baker City, Oregon
Map of Baker County highlighting Baker City
Location in Baker County
Map of Oregon highlighting Baker County
Baker County's location in the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°46′37″N 117°49′59″W / 44.777°N 117.833°W / 44.777; -117.833
Founded 1863
Seat Baker City
Address City of Baker City
1655 First Street
Baker City, OR 97814

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Oregon Gotoarrow-kelly.png Baker County Gotoarrow-kelly.png Baker City

This article is about a city in Oregon. For other localities, see Baker

Quick Facts

Founded in 1863, platted in 1864, 17th oldest city in Oregon, named for Baker County. Post Office established 27 March 1866 with William F. McCrary as postmaster. In 1911 the name was changed to "Baker" to conform to the new style adopted by the voters. The name was restored in a later election on 7 November 1989.

Baker City was settled for ranching and supply purposes rather than for gold.

Baker City is the county seat of Baker County since 1875.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Baker City, Oregon

Nearby Cities


Archives and Libraries

Baker County Public Library
2400 Resort Street
Baker City, OR 97814


  • Cemetery records of Baker, Oregon FHLC

Baker City Chinese

many had been disinterred and sent to China or California when the Chinatown dwindled

Mount Hope

44°45′57″N 117°49′10″W / 44.7657086°N 117.8193848°W / 44.7657086; -117.8193848

St. Frances de Sales Catholic

(defunct and all remains removed to Mount Hope Cemetery)

Church History and Records

Assemblies of God

Baker City


Calvary Baptist

Elkhorn Baptist

First Baptist

Bible Fellowship

Baker Bible Fellowship

Christian Church

Baker City

Christian Center

Christian Science

Church of Christ

Church of God

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907; FHLC microfilm 781501 item 8. (Covers Baker City, Bramwell, Cove, Emmett Idaho, Imbler, Indian Valley, La Grande, Mount Glen, Pine Grove and Union wards.)
  • History of Baker Ward Relief Societies 1896-1980 FHLCBYU Family History Archives
  • Baker Ward Primary History, Union Stake, 1896-1968 FHLCBYU Family History Archives

Baker City First Ward

Baker City Second Ward

Baker Valley Ward

Church of the Nazarene

Baker City

Community Church

Elk Horn


St. Stephen's

Jehovah's Witnesses

Baker City



Victory Tabernacle


First Presbyterian

Roman Catholic

St. Francis de Sales

  • Brief history of the Diocese of Baker FHLC

Seventh-Day Adventist

Baker City

United Methodist

Baker City


  • Baker City (Oregon) city directories FHLC
  • Baker (Baker County, Oregon) city directory : including Baker County residents, rural routes, also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory, 1959- FHLC

Funeral Homes


  • Baker 1955, prepared by the Army Map Service; limited revision by U.S. Geological Survey FHLC


  • Newspaper clippings from the "Morning Democrat", Baker City, Oregon, 1905-1914 FHLC
    Was a early name for today's "Baker City Herald".

Vital Records

  • Funeral records of Baker, Oregon FHLC
    Compiled from different funeral homes. Some information may have been extracted from some obituaries.

Images of Baker City

Family History Center

  • 2625 Hughes Lane, Baker City. Call ahead for times - (541) 523-2397 - More details

Societies, Libraries and Museums