This is my family’s farm located off of Clear Lake Road. The above photo is of the farm’s office. Since this photograph was taken the office has had a make-over that thankfully brought it from the 1970s to the present day. (Private Property)
This parts shed has been torn down and replaced by a much better one. (We did, however, save the beloved Coke sign.)
I honestly have no idea where this lantern holder came from, it’s been on the farm as long as I can remember. Lantern holders like these were not uncommon on plantations and farms up until the last 30 or so years. It is very rare to see one with a lantern still attached.
This small park is located beside the old Baker County Courthouse.
This new city hall was built in the late 90s and is currently the home of the police department.
I hope all of my followers and visitors to this site have had a very merry Christmas and I hope that this coming year is a wonderful one for all of us! Thanks so much for all of your support!
Mount Olive Christian Methodist Episcopal Church sits in the heart of Newton and is traditionally a Black church.
This church sits on the edge of Darlington Plantation and at the end of Bell Pond Road. Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist is traditionally a Black Church and to this day has a lively congregation.
The James Henderson Hall Senior Bridge is most commonly known as the Newton Bridge. It spans the Flint River and connects Mitchell County to Baker County. The bridge was built in 1971 of concrete and steel at of cost of more than 2,000,000 USD. The bridge’s namesake was a well known county commissioner. The bridge was built when the road was re-routed though Newton and the old bridge was dismantled. The view in the photo was taken at the end of Main Street in Newton.
Bell Pond is a small pond on Darlington Plantation. It can be clearly seen on Bell Pond Road. (Private Property)
Although it’s last incarnation was the New Baker County High School, this building began life in the early 20th century as the Baker County Elementary School. It also once served as the Baker County Head Start Preschool. It is currently abandoned.
The new Baker County School was built in the early 2000s from the break from Mitchell County and currently is the only school in Baker County. It teaches grades from K-4 through 12.