Baker, Kern County, California

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For the community in San Bernardino County, see Baker, California. For the place formerly with this name, see Boron, California.
Unincorporated community
Baker is located in California
Baker is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°02′32″N 117°40′03″W / 35.04222°N 117.66750°W / 35.04222; -117.66750Coordinates: 35°02′32″N 117°40′03″W / 35.04222°N 117.66750°W / 35.04222; -117.66750
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,503 ft (763 m)

Baker is a former [2] unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It was located in the Mojave Desert, 3 miles (4.8 km) north-northwest of Boron,[3] at an elevation of 2503 feet (763 m).[1] Baker was 1.25 miles (2 km) east of West Baker, California.

A post office operated at Baker for a time around 1954.[3]

If the county is not specified, it would normally be taken to mean the town of Baker in San Bernardino County, approximately 90 miles (140 km) easterly.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baker, Kern County, California
  2. ^ Kern County GIS data
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 997. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.