Introduction to Baker, Louisiana
Baker, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge county, is 9 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 76 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Baker has a population of 13,793.
Baker was named honoring Josephus Baker, who was a plantation owner. The city is in East Baton Rouge Parish which was founded in 1812. It is the hometown of Ossie Brown, who served as the district attorney of East Baton Rouge Parish from 1972 - 1984.
Baker and nearby Attractions
- Baker Regional Shopping Center
- Jefferson Park
- Heritage Museum
- Chamberland Park
Things To Do In Baker
Tourists in Baker love to visit the Jefferson Park, Baker Park, and Harding Park for the kind of facilities they offer. Heritage Museum also attracts large number of tourists. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Baker Regional Shopping Center, Furrs Shopping Center, and La Petite Shopping Center. The local churches include the Baker Presbyterian Church, Harding Street Baptist Church, and Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Air transportation is provided to the residents of the city by Acadiana Regional Airport.
Baker Higher Education
Southern University and A & M College, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette offer courses for higher studies.