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Blackford County, Indiana
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Blackford County, Indiana Facts

Blackford County

When was Blackford County, IN Created?
Blackford County was established on February 18, 1839 from Jay County. This county was named for Judge Isaac Blackford, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

What is the County Seat of Blackford County, IN?
The County Seat is located in Hartford City also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Blackford County, IN?
Bordering Counties are  Wells County (north), Jay County (east), Delaware County (south), Grant County (west).

What cities and towns are in Blackford County, IN?
Cities and towns located in the County include   Dunkirk,  Hartford City,  Montpelier.

What Townships are in Blackford County, IN?
Townships located in the County include  Licking,  Harrison , Washington, Jackson.

Blackford County, IN Vital Records

Where can find Blackford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Blackford County vital records can be found at the Indiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Indiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Blackford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Indiana Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Blackford County Department of Health, Blackford County Health Dept., 506 E. VanCleve, Hartford City, IN 47348 ; Phone: 765-348-4317 ; maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records. They have Birth & Death Records from 1882.

Blackford County, IN Census Records

What Blackford County, IN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Blackford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Blackford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Blackford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Indiana Census Records Research Guide

Blackford County, IN Courthouse and Government Records

Blackford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Blackford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Blackford County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Indiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Blackford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address:110 West Washington St., Hartford City, IN 47348
  • Blackford County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. The County Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  The staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
    • Phone: 765-348-1130
    • Marriage Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1839
    • Court Records: 1839
  • Blackford County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
    • Phone: 765-348-2207
    • Land Records: 1836
  • Blackford County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
  • BLM Land Records

Blackford County, IN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Blackford County, IN?
A list of Blackford County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Indiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Blackford County, IN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Blackford County, IN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Blackford County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Blackford Co. IN Cemeteries & Church Records

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Blackford Co. IN Military Records

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