County Seat
Newton, GA
The GA legislature created Baker County out of the Eastern part of Early County by an Act on December 12, 1825. This was the second division of Early County as Decatur County was created out of a Southern portion of Early County in 1823. 

Baker county was named for Colonel John Baker,
a puritan who came from the famous Dorchester Colony of Puritans in St. John Parish. Three families of Puritans, including the father of John Baker moved from Dorchester, SC. 




Welcome to Baker County GA

County Commissioners
Connie C. Hobbs
Chairperson

Vann Irvin
Vice-Chairman

Kevin Coker
Commissioner

Tommy Rentz
Commissioner

Rachel Rish
  County Manager

Dana Meade
County Sheriff
 


County Courthouse
167 Baker Place
Newton, GA 39870
(229)734-3000
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