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The Original FLGenWeb Project begun in 1996 & incorporated as 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 2008, with over ten years of accumulated data contributions

This site is under construction please bare with me as I begin re-linking everything.

First I would like to say Thank You so very much to L.L. Scott for allowing me to continue the work she has done so lovely for so long. I am currently working on getting some new stuff up so please bare with me as I make changes. Check back often to see what is new.
Hello, my name is Susan Richardson, and I am your new County Coordinator. If you need help with locating anything or you would like to add something to these pages or any other county, Please feel free to contact me just click the contact button above for my email address. We are currently seeking helpers so if you think you might be interested in working on this county or any of our Florida Counties. Please contact our State Coordinator Ray Richard the same way.

Baker County History.....

Per L.L. Scott
Baker County, Florida was founded in 1861 and named for Judge James McNair Baker,a judge and Confederate Senator. Most of the people who settled in Baker County before the Cival War were hunters and farmers. After the war, the turpentine industry and the logging industry brought people here to work. Baker County as it is today was once part of five counties. But with its creation in 1861 it became the 39th county created in Florida. The Court House was first built in Sanderson but burnt sometime before 1886. The second court house was built after a vote on February 22, 1886 to move it to Darbyville, which is now Macclenny. The county farming began as a area for cotten, and corn. But a lot of suger cane, sweet potatoes, and a lot of leafy vegetables also grew here. Corn was often served in a bottle rather than on a plate. (moonshine) Later on tobacco became the main cash crop.
Note***** A outbreak of Yellow Fever struck in 1888 killing most of the residents of Macclenny.

July 21,1821 - August 22, 1822 St. Johns, County
August 22,1822 - November 23,1828 Duval, County
November 23, 1828 - February 04, 1832 Alachua, County
February 04, 1832 - December 21, 1858 Columbia, County
December 21, 1858 - February 08, 1861 New River, County (now Union)

Our Neighbors.....


Bradford 1861

Clay 1858

Columbia 1832

Duval 1822

Nassau 1824


Charlton 1854

Clinch 1850

Ware 1824

Our Towns and Cities


Macclenny First called Darbyville

Glen St. Mary







Sad News to report.....

It is with my deepest sorrow
that I inform you of our long time friend and leaders passing.
Fran Smith
August 05,1943 - September 11,2016

She was a great friend and helped me and many others within our group, learn to create the lovely pages you find here on our sites. She is missed greatly and will forever live on in our hearts, minds and on our pages. Rest in Peace your work is done.

Our New....

Ray Richard is our New President and State Coordinator.
Please bear with him as he quickly gathers the reins to a large undertaking.
We are all sure of his abilty to lead us and help us grow.
Please stay tuned as changes are in the wind!

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