Baker County, Georgia

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Baker County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 4,074. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 3,781.[1] The county seat is Newton.[2]

Baker County is included in the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The county was created 12 December 1825 from the eastern portion of Early County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named for Colonel John Baker, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 349 square miles (903.9 km2), of which 343 square miles (888.4 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.70%) is water.

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