Baker, Oklahoma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Baker
Unincorporated community
Baker is located in Oklahoma
Baker
Baker
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Baker is located in the US
Baker
Baker
Baker (the US)
Coordinates: 36°52′10″N 101°01′05″W / 36.86944°N 101.01806°W / 36.86944; -101.01806Coordinates: 36°52′10″N 101°01′05″W / 36.86944°N 101.01806°W / 36.86944; -101.01806[1]
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Texas
Elevation[1] 2,848 ft (868 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 73950

Baker is a small rural unincorporated community in northeastern Texas County, Oklahoma, United States, ¼ mile north of U.S. Route 64. Tyrone lies six miles to the north-northwest on US Route 54 and Turpin lies eight miles to the east at the intersection of Route 64 and US Route 83 in adjacent Beaver County.[2]

Originally named Bakerburg, the post office opened June 5, 1931. The name was changed to Baker August 15, 1953. The community is said to have been named for Rueben F. Baker.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baker, Oklahoma
  2. ^ Oklahoma Atlas & Gazeteer, DeLorme, 1st ed., 1998, p. 16 ISBN 0899332838
  3. ^ Shirk, George H., Oklahoma Place Names, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987, p. 16 ISBN 0-8061-2028-2