Born 1786 in New Jersey; admitted to the bar 1810. Residing in Vincennes, Indiana Territory in 1815; later elected Speaker of the first state House of Representatives. In September 1817, Governor Jennings appointed Blackford to Indiana Supreme Court. He served 1817- 1852, publishing the Courtís decisions in his eight- volume, nationally acclaimed Reports of Cases.
Blackford invested in Indiana land, including properties in new state capital, Indianapolis; purchased land here, 1832. He helped establish Indiana Colonization Society, and promoted education. In 1855, U.S. President Franklin Pierce, appointed Blackford to U.S. Court of Claims, Washington, D.C.; he served until his death; buried in Indianapolis January 1860.
Erected 2011 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Supreme Court. (Marker Number 49.2011.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 46.296′ N, 86° 10.208′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bulgarian Orthodox Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Training Camp (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Romanian Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Cable/School No. 4 Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
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