Baker, Nevada

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Baker, Nevada
Post Office in Baker, March 2010
Post Office in Baker, March 2010
Baker is located in Nevada
Location of Baker
Baker is located in the United States
Baker (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°00′48″N 114°07′22″W / 39.0132801°N 114.1227695°W / 39.0132801; -114.1227695Coordinates: 39°00′48″N 114°07′22″W / 39.0132801°N 114.1227695°W / 39.0132801; -114.1227695
CountryUnited States
CountyWhite Pine
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
5,315 ft (1,620 m)
 • Total68
 • Density77/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)775
FIPS code32-04100
GNIS feature ID2629977[1]

Baker is a census-designated place in southeastern White Pine County, Nevada, United States.[1] It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east of the main entrance of Great Basin National Park at the junction of State Routes 487 and 488. The town is named after an early settler, George W. Baker. Its population at the 2010 census was 68.[2]


Public education is provided through the White Pine County School District. Baker 3-6 Elementary school is the only school in Baker.

Commercial operations[edit]

Main Street (State Route 487) in Baker, August 2014

Lodgings in the community include the Stargazer Inn, located at the center of town; the End of the Trail…er, Baker's original bed-and-fix-your-own-breakfast, located at the edge of town; and the Border Inn, located just east of town on the Utah/Nevada border.

Several artists reside in Baker, including Terry Marasco, Margaret Pense,[3] Bill and Kathy Rountree,[4] and "Doc" Sherman.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Prominent people from Baker include Calvin Quate, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University who is famous for the invention of the atomic force microscope.

In popular culture[edit]

In January 1997, Late Show with David Letterman produced a segment on the town,[5] with the show's Biff Henderson touring the area and ending his narrative on Baker with the quote, "It's quiet, peaceful, beautiful and the people are friendly."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baker Census Designated Place
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Baker CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Horsehair Art". End of the Trail…er. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  4. ^ "Welcome to SilverJack IronWorks". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  5. ^ a b "Baker Is Famous For Being Funny…". Great Basin Business & Tourism Council. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-09.

External links[edit]

Media related to Baker, Nevada at Wikimedia Commons