Blackford County

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Blackford

Blackford County is named for Isaac Blackford, who was the Speaker of the Indiana General Assembly and a Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

 

Created:  February 15, 1838 

County Seat: 

Hartford City  1841 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hartford City  

 

Location:  110 West Washington Street / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1893 – 1895

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Arthur LaBelle and Burt L French of Marion

Contractor:  Christian Boseker & Son of Fort Wayne

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored sandstone structure. The south front has a large arch rising to the third story. On the southwest corner is a high square stone clock tower rising 165 feet. On the east and west sides are two round towers.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Charles Jones and William F Jones in 1841. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $129,337.83.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wells County

E – Jay County

S – Delaware County 

W – Grant County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008