Baker County Oregon History and Genealogy

Welcome to Baker County Oregon,
Gary Jaensch and Belva Ticknor will be your guides through Baker County.  They have all ready contributed much information to these pages and I am sure they will be adding much more!!  If you would like to contact them, please use our Contact Page.

Use the town listings on the right for additional information on the towns of Baker County.  Much of the information is from The Baker County History Book, published by the Baker County Historical Society, and used here with their permission.

We have been doing some moving and rearranging of the website.  To find information on specific towns click on their name on the right.  If the town you want isn't listed there, use the Other Town link where there is a complete list of Baker County towns.

Have you visited our Remembrances Page?  Baker has an interesting past and many people have contributed articles to Baker County and City, take a few minutes and see what Phyllis Badgley, Chet Smith, Pearl Jones and of course are resident searcher Gary have contributed.  If you have Baker County or City stories, please let us know, we would be pleased to add them to our collection.

What's New in Baker County

Say Goodbye to Gary Jaensch
His memory will be kept alive by the amount of information
he contributed to Oregon Genealogy and the information that
will still be put online in the files and folders he left for me

Belgian Town, Backer City, Oregon New
St. Elizabeth Hospital in the Fifties (1950) New
Bishop Building New
Sheriff Brown Family Photos New
Brown Payton Photos
Baker High School, Class 1931
Wingville Grange
Medical Springs 1912
Baker County and City Schools
Centennial Pioneer Families of Baker County Oregon Updated
Family photos Long, Love, Colton and Payton Families
Baker City High School, 1908
Hyde Family of Baker County
Cleaver Chair built at Fisher Springs
Royal Cafe
A Baker County Legend

Murder of Sheriff Brown
Unsolved crime in Baker County

Fisher Springs, Muddy Creek
A look back in time

Early Haines
Orville Fisher told it like it was

A few new photos

Cemeteries, Tombstones, County Images Wingville Cemetery  Complete!!
Haines Cemetery Complete!!
Rock Creek Cemetery Complete!!
How to Submit your Tombstone Photos

Speelman Wagon Train Journey
A first hand account of this family's journey from
Iowa to Baker County, Oregon

1941 Baker City Draft Registration Photo
Showing men who signed up or were drafted

Haines Cemetery Census
Cemetery Survey as of July 2006

Rock Creek Cemetery
Cemetery Survey as of July 2006

Oregon Obituary Database

Baker County School Newsletter
The best way to keep in touch with classmates

~ History of Baker County ~
A Great book from the Baker County Historical Society

Baker County Towns
Each of the towns listed below contain information on that Town or Settlement

Anthony Lake Auburn Austin Baker City
Bridgeport Bourne Cableville Carson
Clarksville Copperfield Cornucopia Durkee
Geiser Granite Greenhorn Haines
Halfway Homestead Huntington Keating
Lime McEwen Medical Springs Mt. Carmel
Morman Basin Muddy Creek Oxbow Pleasant Valley
Pocahontas Pondosa Richland Robinette
Rock Creek Rye Valley Sanger Schneider Meadows
Sparta Tipton Unity Weatherby
Sumpter Whitney Wingville

Other Baker County information on Oregon Genealogy

Photo Collections Our Book Library
Oregon Genealogy Photo Gallery

Hazeltine Photo Collection
Baker County Library Historic Photos

Baker Heritage Museum Photo Collection
George Gildersleve Photo Collection

Photos of Baker City and Baker County Area
Eastern Oregon Gold Fields
Learn all about the colorful history of Baker County with this great book.  Pages contain biographies, Histories of Towns, and so much more!!
Flagstaff Hill
A reading tour of Baker County, by Dr. James Evans
Dr. Evans was school superintendent during my High School days!!
 Thirty-One Years in Baker County
A complete book on line. contains information on early
pioneers and county history.
Pamphlets, Articles and Short Stories Databases

The Goodale North: Trail Route from Boise to Brownlee Ferry
Some of the trail members went to the mining communities of Baker County
Full Speed Ahead
Alberta Hunt Nicholson got out and got going!

Martial Law in Copperfield, Oregon
Contributed by Gary Dielman

Mount Hope Cemetery Database
16,000 people who are buried in the cemetery
Baker County Marriage Database
Cemetery Collection
Cemeteries of Baker County we have online
Cemeteries of Baker County
A listing of all the Cemeteries in Baker County
Military Records Special Pages

Casualties World War II
Baker County boys who gave their life for their country

Gravesite, Confederate Pvt. Charles A. Patton


Baker County Surnames
List your family on our new Surname pages


In Memory of Pearl Jones

~ Chronology of Baker County ~
The historic happenings in Baker County 1811 - 1992

Lest We Forget, Remembrances of Upper Burnt River in Baker County
These are the people that populated the Upper Brunt River area in Baker County.

Baker County Oregon Mailing List

Mailing Lists are one of the best ways to establish contact with your Baker county ancestors.

Oregon Genealogy is the home of the American History and Genealogy Project,
if you would like to adopt a county, please visit our pages!! To visit their other state pages click AHGP.

Latest Content

Oregon Obituary Database

We changed our name, and have expanded!

Contains obituaries for Baker, Crook, Grant, Hood River, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties.

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