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Welcome to Baker ...

Baker is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

Baker is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Baker lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Baker: (760) and (442)<3>

The ZIP code for Baker: 92309<4>

Communities Also Named Baker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Baker: This one is located in San Bernardino County and the other is located in Kern County.

Beyond California, there are 50 communities that are also named Baker - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas (4), British Columbia (2), Florida (3), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (4), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baker.

Communities near Baker ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Baker.

  • Zzyzx
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zzyzx
    • Zzyzx lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Baker.
    • Former names for Zzyzx:
    • Camp Soda
    • Soda Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zzyzx
  • Glasgow ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Baker.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Afton ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Baker.
  • Kerens ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerens
    • Kerens was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Baker.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kelso
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
    • Kelso lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Baker.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
  • Cima
  • Mountain Pass
  • Fort Irwin
  • Ludlow

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baker. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baker.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baker. See our Newspapers Page for Baker.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baker ...

Looking for more information about Baker? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baker, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baker.

Adding Baker to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Baker in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Baker was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Baker post office opened in 1933.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Baker.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Bernardino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Baker). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baker or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baker) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baker. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BakerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2654, Longitude: -116.0750    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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