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Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town Of Baker

 
 
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January 1, 2016
1. Town Of Baker Marker
Inscription. Baker was one of the original stations on the Mississippi Valley Railroad in 1884, and a post office was established here in 1888. Much of the town is on the site of the former Baker Plantation owned by Josephus Baker between 1845 and 1851. Good land and clear streams had drawn settlers to the area as early as the late eighteenth century.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Location. 30° 35.5′ N, 91° 10.036′ W. Marker is in Baker, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 19) and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Baker Heritage Museum & Cultural Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1606 Main Street, Baker LA 70714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Hudson Siege (approx. 4.6 miles away); Southern University (approx. 5 miles away); Scott's Bluff (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback
Town Of Baker Marker and Historical Center image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
2. Town Of Baker Marker and Historical Center
(approx. 5.2 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 7 miles away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 7.1 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Baker Heritage Museum & Cultural Center. City of Baker (Submitted on January 3, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Baker Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
3. Baker Heritage Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2016. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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