Barker, Texas

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Barker, Texas
Barker is located in Texas
Barker
Barker
Location within the state of Texas
Barker is located in the United States
Barker
Barker
Barker (the United States)
Coordinates: 29°47′4″N 95°41′6″W / 29.78444°N 95.68500°W / 29.78444; -95.68500Coordinates: 29°47′4″N 95°41′6″W / 29.78444°N 95.68500°W / 29.78444; -95.68500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyHarris
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77413
Area code(s)713
FIPS code48-05624
GNIS feature ID1330040

Barker is an unincorporated community in western Harris County, Texas, United States. It lies along local roads off Interstate 10 and seventeen miles west of downtown Houston.[1] Its elevation is 102 feet (31 m), and it is located at 29°47′4″N 95°41′6″W / 29.78444°N 95.68500°W / 29.78444; -95.68500 (29.7843955, -95.6849469).[2][3]

Barker was originally built along the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which built through the area in 1895; the community was named for Ed Barker, a railroad contractor. The community's first postmaster was appointed in 1898. Although Barker was originally an agricultural community, the area is now primarily residential.[3]

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The United States Postal Service operates the Barker Post Office at 211 Baker Road.[4]

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