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County Courthouse


Parent County

1838--Blackford County was created 15 February 1838 from Jay County.  County seat:  Hartford City [1] Named for Isaac Blackford.  

Boundary Changes

Record Loss



Coordinates:  40.47° N - 85.32° W

Area:  165 Sq. Miles


Populated Places

Extinct Towns

  • Wikipedia Link
  • Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - Mollie - Pleasantdale - Renner - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst

Neighboring Counties



  • IOOF/ Hartford City Cemetery - Find A Grave - Indiana State Library Reference: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.  (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).  Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io)
  • Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - INGenWeb
  • Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - Linkpendium




Local Histories

  • Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each ; a condensed history of the state of Indiana ; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state ; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)   {FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}  other libraries   Family History Archives
  • Shinn, Benjamin G.  Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.  Chicago:  Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.  Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 



Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men by Cecil E. Beeson

Civil War

Civil War service men from Blackford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Blackford County.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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