Baker County is located on the northern borders of Florida. It has a population of roughly 27,000, and an area of 585 square miles. The county was formed in 1861 from New River County, and Macclenny was established as the county seat. It was named after James McNair Baker who served as both Confederate Senator and judge.
The county is located conveniently close to Jacksonville making it a perfect county to live for those who wish to work in the city but reside in a small town. In fact, residents of Baker County simultaneously enjoy the benefits that a nearby city can afford without having to actually live at the center of the hustle and bustle.
Baker County is full of beauty. It is a great place to go camping, hunting, hiking, or fishing. The county is home to a portion of the Oscela National Forest, and many people come to enjoy the attractions of the Osceola Trail which shows off Florida wilderness at its best.
Local businesses in Baker County are some of the best in the state. There are a wide options of small businesses to choose from, as well as many farmers’ markets where people can go to buy the freshest of produce. The county also boasts excellent schools where children can get a great education.
With its friendly small towns, easy access to larger cities, beautiful nature, and thriving local businesses, Baker County is not to overlooked, and is one of Florida’s most charming counties.