Baker was laid out in 1882 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad; the town was named for the Baker family, the original owners of the town site. A post office was opened in Baker in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baker, Kansas
- History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 746.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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