Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

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

Places/Locality

Location

Coordinates:  40.47° N - 85.32° W

Area:  165 Sq. Miles

Townships

Populated Places

Extinct Towns

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (sometimes abbreviated 'IOOF') Cemetery. Hartford City -

Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - INGenWeb

Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - Linkpendium

Church

Court

Land

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  Archive.org
  • Shinn, Benjamin G.  Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.  Chicago:  Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.  Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 

Maps

  • Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - Linkpendium

Military

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.

BOOKS

  • THE CIVIL WAR Part 3, Chapter 7 in 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. (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1978), (page 738-743; some Regiment and Companies)  {FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}  other libraries   Family History Archives  Archive.org

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

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