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Wildwood in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Baker House

Built Circa 1890

 
 
Baker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 25, 2019
1. Baker House Marker
Inscription.  Baker House was the home to Senator David Hume Baker and his wife Mary. They moved from Kentucky where he served as a State Senator. He also served as a Florida Senator for Marion and Sumter Counties. He was a bank investor, county commissioner and was an orange grower.

The house has stood for over 100 years and has been home to six generations of Bakers as well as serving as the post office for Orange Home, the name of the community in 1890. The area around the house has changed, but it is a true testament to the craftsmanship of days gone by and is a piece of Sumter County history. The family donated the home and property to the City of Wildwood in 2012.
 
Erected 2019 by Timucua Chapter National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 28° 50.215′ N, 82° 0.136′ W. Marker is in Wildwood, Florida, in Sumter County. Marker is on County Road 44A 0.6 miles west of State Road 44, on the right
Baker House Marker looking west image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
2. Baker House Marker looking west
when traveling west. Marker is located on the west side of the house at the side entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6105 CR 44A, Wildwood FL 34785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adamsville (approx. 2.9 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Casino (approx. 5.6 miles away); Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Royal School Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lady Lake Train Depot (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sumterville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
 
Also see . . .  Sumter County Tourism-Baker House. (Submitted on May 26, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Baker House wider view looking west image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
3. Baker House wider view looking west
Baker House front view from CR 44A image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon
4. Baker House front view from CR 44A
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 25, 2020