Area: 589 sq miles (1,526 km²)

Founded: February 8, 1861

Population: 27,013 (2013)

Unemployment rate: 5.3% (Sep 2014)

County seat: Macclenny

Cities: Macclenny, Glen St. Mary

Baker County was founded in 1861. It was named for James McNair Baker, a judge and Confederate senator. In 1864 the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major American Civil War battle in Florida, was fought near Lake City, Florida in Baker County.