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Baker County


"The Baker County Sheriff's Office is committed to fairness, compassion and excellence while maintaining social order and providing professional services in accordance with the law and sensitive to the needs of the citizens of Baker County." - Sheriff Meade

Baker County was created in 1825 as Georgia's 61st county and was named after Colonel John Baker, a patriot of the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Newton, and was named after Sgt. John Newton, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. We have 3,000 residents and cover a total of 349 square miles in southwestern Georgia. Mainly an agricultural community, we produce peanuts, cotton, beef and poultry.

Baker County is home to several large agricultural game and management centers, including Pine Bloom, Pineland and Tarva. The largest in Baker County is the Jones Center at Ichauway. It was once owned by Coca-Cola magnate Robert Woodruff, but now houses the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, which is one of the largest outdoor research centers in the world.

With deep roots, quite surroundings, and simple beauty, Baker County is a wonderful place to raise a family. Come visit us soon.