Baker, Minnesota

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Baker, Minnesota
Census-designated place
Baker, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Baker, Minnesota
Baker, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°42′47″N 96°33′07″W / 46.71306°N 96.55194°W / 46.71306; -96.55194Coordinates: 46°42′47″N 96°33′07″W / 46.71306°N 96.55194°W / 46.71306; -96.55194
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
 • Total 1.009 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land 1.009 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 55
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 639578[3]

Baker is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. It lies roughly halfway between the cities of Sabin and Barnesville. As of the 2010 census, its population was 55.[2]

Baker, a railway village was named for Lester H. Baker,[4] a farmer who moved on to the state of Washington. The village was first settled in 1879, and the Great Northern Railway came in 1880. The first building was built in 1883 by John Erikson to store grain. The railroad in 1903 requested that the post office name be changed from Navan to Baker, to honor Lester Baker.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Angle Inlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 115.