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Welcome to Baker ...

Baker is located in Union County<1>.

The location of Baker has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Baker is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Baker lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Baker: (662)

Adding Baker to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Baker elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Baker on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baker on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Baker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Baker - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas (4), British Columbia (2), California (2), Florida (3), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), 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 10 communities that are near Baker.

  • New Albany [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Baker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<5>
  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Baker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<5>
  • Ripley [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Baker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<5>
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Baker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Baker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<5>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Baker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<5>
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Baker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Baker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<5>
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Baker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created 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.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baker. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baker.

We also 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Baker, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Baker.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5026, Longitude: -88.9473       In this case, the coordinates for Baker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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