Rufe Baker

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Rufe Baker

Rufe Baker holds the distinction of being UNG's first enrolled student, back when it opened in 1873 as North Georgia Agricultural College. Originally from Cleveland, just over east in White County, he enrolled at the age of 19 and graduated with a law degree. 

A veteran of World War One and member of the Masonic Lodge, he would go on not only to be Mayor of Dahlonega but also became a multi-term member of the Georgia Legislature as well as a US commissioner before his being laid to rest here in Mt. Hope at nearly 80 years of age.


Rufe Baker; 22 Jun 1853 - 11 Jun 1933 (79)

Number 4 on Cemetery Map 

This QR code is one of 10 placed about the cemetery, marked by colored posts for visibility. Each code you scan will give you a brief review of the person or subject by which the post is placed, and their significance to the community or to the cemetery itself. These also include photos of the individual at times. All are placed here by courtesy of the Dahlonega Cemetery Committee.

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Content by Delaney Waters for Appalachian Studies Center.

Posted 18 Apr 2023 by Manny Carvalho.