Baker County

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Baker County is named for Edward Baker, who was one of Oregon’s first Senators and was killed at the Battle of Balls Bluff in 1861.


Created:  September 22, 1862

County Seat: 

Baker City  1862 – present


County Courthouse – Baker City


Location: 1995 3rd Street / Court Avenue

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Delos D Near of Portland

Contractor:  T R Yerger


Description:  The building  faces east and is a three story volcanic rock structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The east front has arched windows on the second story and has steps on the north and south leading up to arched entrances. On the south side is a high square clock tower. The roof is sloped. In 2011 the building was restored. The contractor was Sid Johnson & Company of Baker City. On the south side is an addition.



N – Union County and Wallowa County

E – Adams County, Idaho and Washington County, Idaho

S – Malheur County and Grant County

W – Grant County





County Courthouse













Photos taken 2012