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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Blackford County'' <br>  
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{{Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.blackfordcounty.com/ Blackford County Indiana]<br>110 W Washington Street<br>Hartford City, IN 47348 <br>Phone 765.348.1620 <br>
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County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records&nbsp;from1839; <br>City and County Health Officers have birth and death records; <br>County Recorder has&nbsp;land records; County &nbsp;Coroner has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blackford County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 1838 from Jay County  
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'''1838--'''Blackford County was created 15 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Blackford Isaac Blackford]. &nbsp;
  
 
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== Places/Locality  ==
 
== Places/Locality  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Location <br>  ====
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<span style="display: none" id="1309986484060S" />Coordinates:&nbsp; 40.47° N - 85.32° W
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Area:&nbsp; 165 Sq. Miles
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==== Townships  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Harrison]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Jackson]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licking_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Licking]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Washington]<br>
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==== Populated Places<br>  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk,_Indiana Dunkirk]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matamoras,_Indiana Matamoras]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millgrove,_Indiana Millgrove]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_Indiana Montpelier]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll,_Indiana Roll]&nbsp;&nbsp; (Formerly named Dundee)<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Lakes,_Indiana Shamrock Lakes]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Indiana Trenton]<br>
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==== Extinct Towns ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackford_County,_Indiana#Extinct_towns Wikipedia Link]
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*Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie,_Indiana Mollie] - Pleasantdale - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renner,_Indiana Renner] - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] -&nbsp; [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] - [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]] - [[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Blackford County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule for Blackford County, Indiana (1860) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Cemeteries ==== Independent Order of Odd Fellows (sometimes abbreviated 'IOOF') Cemetery. Hartford City - *[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=28873 BillionGraves] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=161&GScid=640683&GRid=13219147&CRid=640683& Find A Grave] *[http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Indiana State Library Reference]: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.&nbsp; (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).&nbsp; Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io) <br> Blackford County, Indiana Cemeteries - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/bccem.html INGenWeb]<br> Blackford County, Indiana - see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''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&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; 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.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|410395}}
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*Shinn, Benjamin G.&nbsp; Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.&nbsp; Chicago:&nbsp; Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco01shin#page/n7/mode/2up Vol. 1] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco02lewi#page/n5/mode/2up Vol. 2]&nbsp; <br>
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*Blackford County, Indiana History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?t=h&ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=112608995921725551976.00045d2af66cab3227345&ll=40.481426,-85.318451&spn=0.402148,0.832214&z=10 Google Custom Map] <br>
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*Maps and Gazetteers, Blackford County, Indiana - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/maps/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23082~790062:Map-of-Blackford-County---with--Cor?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No&qvq=q:Blackford+County,+Indiana;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub 1876 Map] (David Rumsey Map Collection)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_inrangers.php Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men] by Cecil E. Beeson <br>
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*-see Military Record and Histoties - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Linkpendium]<br>
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'''Civil War'''
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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.
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K
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*[[34th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[84th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|84th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[153rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|153rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies G, and H
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*''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)&nbsp;&nbsp;{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35410 Family History Archives]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org] <br>
  
 
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ News-Times]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== School Records  ====
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*Licensed Teachers of Blackford County, Indiana (1888-1889) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*Index to Marriages for Blackford County (1839-1857) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inblackf/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197112&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Blackford&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]<br>
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Blackford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.blackfordcounty.com/ Blackford County,com]<br>
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*[http://www.bchs-in.org/ Blackford County Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Blackford County Records at Indiana State Library]<br>
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/2818.htm Blackford County Newspapers at Indiana State Library]<br>
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ Hartford City News Times Newspaper]<br>
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*[http://www.hcpubliclibrary.com/ Hartford City Publis Library]<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Indiana%2C+Blackford&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Catalog Listing]
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*Blackford County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-blackford.html N2genealogy]<br>
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== References  ==
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County Courthouse

Blackford County Indiana
110 W Washington Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Phone 765.348.1620

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from1839;
City and County Health Officers have birth and death records;
County Recorder has land records; County  Coroner has burial records[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Blackford County was created 15 February 1838 from Jay County.  County seat:  Hartford City [2] Named for Isaac Blackford.  

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Locality

Location

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

Census

For tips on accessing Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

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

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   FamilySearch Books Online
  • 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
  • 1876 Map (David Rumsey Map Collection)

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

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blackford County, Indiana 211 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).