Baker, Florida

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Baker, Okaloosa County, Florida
unincorporated community
Map of the state of Florida, showing location of Okaloosa County
Map of the state of Florida, showing location of Okaloosa County
Coordinates: 30°47′50″N 86°40′53″W / 30.797132°N 86.681344°W / 30.797132; -86.681344Coordinates: 30°47′50″N 86°40′53″W / 30.797132°N 86.681344°W / 30.797132; -86.681344
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Okaloosa
Population (2007 [1])
 • Total 7,157
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 32531
Area code(s) 850

Baker is an unincorporated community in Okaloosa County, Florida. It is located about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the county seat, Crestview, in the Florida Panhandle. The Baker Block Museum is in Baker. Batson Law Firm, LLC is located in Baker. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is also located in Baker on 5595 Hwy 4 S.

On January 13, 2006, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a tornado traveled east through Baker, first damaging the side of the post office, then crossing Highway 4, and finally ripping through Baker School. Five classrooms were damaged and sixteen people were injured. Only one person, an unnamed second-grade student who suffered a concussion, required hospitalization. More than 1,300 students attend kindergarten through 12th grade at Baker.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Baker-Florida.html City-Data.com summary of Baker
  2. ^ "Tornado Strikes Baker, FL School!!!". STORM2K.org. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

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