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The Baker Block Museum, before a mural was painted over it, on its eastern wall. The Baker Block Museum with its local prisoner-painted mural on the western wall.

The Blackwater River flows through Baker, Florida.

One entrance to the Blackwater River State Forest in Baker, Florida.

This map shows areas of interest on the Blackwater River in Baker, Florida.

There are 46 residential real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 4 commercial real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 19 vacant land real estate listings for sale in Baker.
There are 69 total real estate listings for sale in Baker.

46 Residential Real Estate Listings Found

Displaying 11 to 20

11.   869722
6345 Highway 189 N, Baker
2246 square feet, 5/2, 1964

12.   869715
5369 Dora Street, Baker
2190 square feet, 4/3, 2021

13.   869479
1179 Shady Grove Road, Baker
1456 square feet, 3/2, 2015

14.   869285
5946 Buckward Road, Baker
1930 square feet, 3/2, 1941

15.   868700
5606 Price Plantation Road, Baker
1992 square feet, 4/2, 2014

16.   868639
1519 Trotter Way, Baker
1560 square feet, 4/2, 2018

17.   868399
8162 Highway 189, Baker
2940 square feet, 3/3, 2007

18.   868227
5371 Hilton Rd, Baker
1751 square feet, 3/2/1, 1988

19.   868169
5371 Hilton Rd Road N, Baker
1751 square feet, 3/2/1, 1988

20.   867849
6264 Highway 189 N, Baker
3246 square feet, 4/2/2, 2007

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History of Baker

Baker began in 1907, established along a well-traveled trail extending from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The town was named after the Reverend R. G. Baker, J. D. C. Newton's father-in-law; its previous name was Cobb. Early residents earned money as cattle raisers, sheep herders, loggers, and navy store traders who dealt mostly in turpentine and its associated goods.

Baker's growth led to the development of a bank, a pharmacy, a shop for ladies, a doctor's office, a general store, a post office, a hotel, a turpentine distillery, several cotton gins, and Shaw's Blueberry farm, the world's largest at the time.

Baker's Block Museum, refurbished from the general store mentioned above, opened in July of 1996 after a great deal of restoration. The original building was constructed in 1908, in an old pen used to house cattle waiting to be transported via railway for sale at market. Baker's historical association bought the property for restoration and use as a museum. The Baker Block Museum now displays local American Indian artifacts, as well as local historical items such as stills used to make turpentine.

The first photo above shows the eastern wall before Larry Demmers painted a wonderful mural over it. The second photo shows the building's western wall; local prisoners painted the scene which depicts plants and wildlife that lived in the nearby forest.

Baker Utilities


CHELCO Electric

Gulf Power

Okaloosa Gas
(850) 729-4700


Holt Water Systems
(850) 537-4113

Okaloosa County Water and Sewer
(850) 651-7171

City of Crestview
(850) 682-6131

Auburn Water Systems, Inc.
(850) 682-1258


Waste Management
(850) 862-7141






Cox Communications
(850) 682-5131



Department of Motor Vehicles
106 Hollywood Blvd. SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL
(850) 833-9122
(850) 833-9123 - appointments

Baker Recreation

Local Attractions

Blackman Community Center
7590 Hwy 189 N
Blackman, FL


Baker Park
1450 Charlie Day Road
Baker, FL

Baker Recreation Area
5503 Hwy 4
Baker, FL

Yellow River Park
5100 Ellis Road
Baker, FL

Cotton Bridge Park
6301 Hwy 4 W
Baker, FL


Baker Block Museum
1307 Georgia Avenue
Baker, FL

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