Baker County Health Department 

Baker Health District Building
Cathy Simpson Majors, Director
100 Sunset Blvd
P.O. Box 365
Newton, GA 39870
(229) 734-5226  Fax (229) 734-6023
Hours of Operation 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F
Some service hours may vary

Programs and Services

Restaurant Inspections

baker countyHistory*

Baker County was created from Early County in 1825. Georgia's 61st county was named for Colonel John Baker, a Puritan and noted patriot of the Revolutionary War.

Primarily an agricultural community, Baker County produces peanuts, cotton, canola, poultry, and beef.

Baker County is home to several plantations, ranging in size from 5,000 to 28,000 acres. The largest is Ichauway Plantation, once owned by Coca Cola magnate Robert Woodruff. The plantation now houses the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, one of the largest outdoor research centers in the world. Scientists study local vegetation, water systems, and wildlife.