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Hartford City in Blackford County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Blackford County Courthouse

 
 
Blackford County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2010
1. Blackford County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Blackford County's second courthouse, featuring a 165 foot high clock tower, was built on foundation stones from nearby Montpelier quarries. At a cost of $129,337.83, this Richardsonian Romanesque structure was constructed 1893-1895. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1980.
 
Erected 1994 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Blackford Lodge No. 106 F.& A.M. (Marker Number 05.1994.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.087′ N, 85° 22.08′ W. Marker is in Hartford City, Indiana, in Blackford County. Marker is on West Washington Street (State Road 26). Marker is between High and Jefferson Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116, Hartford City IN 47348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackford County Civil War Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Blackford County Revolutionary War Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackford County Korea & Vietnam Honor Rolls
Blackford County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
2. Blackford County Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Blackford County W.W. II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackford County W.W. I Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabethtown (approx. 7.1 miles away); This Covered Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); Cumberland Covered Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford City.
 
Blackford County Courthouse - Clocktower image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2010
3. Blackford County Courthouse - Clocktower
Blackford County Courthouse main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 3, 2010
4. Blackford County Courthouse main entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2011, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 749 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on June 23, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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