Baker County, Florida Genealogy

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Baker County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Founded February 8, 1861
County Seat MacClenny
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County Courthouse

Baker County Courthouse

Baker County Courthouse
339 E MacClenny Avenue
MacClenny, FL 32063-2100
Phone: 904.259.3121

County Judge has marriage and probate records
Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1880[1]


Parent County

1861--Baker County was created 8 February 1861 from New River county. New River County's name was changed to Bradford in 1861.
County seat: MacClenny [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1888 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

( * indicates an incorporated city or town )

  • Baxter
  • Bessent
  • Eddy
  • Glen Saint Mary*
  • Kenny
  • LaBuena
  • Macclenny*  (county seat)
  • Manning
  • Manns Spur
  • Margaretta
  • McPherson
  • Olustee
  • Pine Top
  • Sanderson
  • Sapp
  • Sargent
  • Steckert
  • Taylor

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Baker County, Florida Genealogy census records online, see: Florida Census.

The 1885 Florida State Population Census includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Sanderson



Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Baker County:

October 16-18, 1863 = Olustee, also known as Ocean Pond[3]

Map showing Civil War battles in Florida.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baker County, Florida. Page 133 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 June 2012).