Baker, Kern County, California

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Unincorporated community
Baker is located in California
Location in California
Baker is located in the US
Baker (the US)
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) towards the east.


  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.