Blackford County

Harftford City
Montpelier
Shamrock Lakes

Area
165.58 sq mi
Population
12,129
Density
77/sq mi
County Seat
Hartford City

Events

Hartford City Heritage Days
May
Montpelier Jamboree Days
August
Civil War Days
October

Top Employers

Blackford County Schools
BRC
3M
IU Health Blackford
Petoskey Plastics

Notable Residents

Kevin A. Ford
Astronaut

Trivia

A 25-foot fiberglass Miami Indian sculpture in Montpelier is featured in the opening credits of the show, Parks and Recreation.

The Blackford County Courthouse and First Presbyterian Church in Hartford City are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Civil War Days in Hartford City is Indiana's largest Civil War Reenactment event.

Get to know Blackford County

Caitlin Hancock smiling outdoors
Ambassador: Caitlin Hancock

Caitlin grew up in Ohio and crossed the state line to attend college at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011. She lives in Hartford City and loves having a job where she can share all the great things about east central Indiana.

Visiting Blackford County? You should check out Who’s Your Coffee. They roast their own beans and have the best baked goods. It’s only a minute from my house and I find myself there almost every morning. I recommend stopping in for a quick lunch or cupcake!