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Blackford County in East Central Indiana was founded in 1839. Located seven miles east of Interstate 69, Blackford County is comprised of two primary cities: Hartford City, the county seat, and Montpelier, its nearby neighbor.

The people of both communities live and work in Blackford County because they enjoy the rich history and small-town atmosphere. They also enjoy the convenience and access to nearby metropolitan areas. Blackford is also an easy driving distance from Taylor University, Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Ivy Tech Community College.

Recreation & Attractions

Hartford City and the surrounding areas abound in recreational opportunities at several public parks located throughout the county. Whether you’re looking for swimming pools, basketball courts, hiking trails, ball fields, or a golf course, you’ll find it here.

Blackford Country Club
Open to the public, you’ll enjoy playing at our 18-hole golf course.

Wildwood Acres Campground
Enjoy a day, a week, or an entire season of camping, swimming, fishing, mini-golf, and church services.

Hartford City Parks Department
From swimming pools to basketball and tennis courts, fitness trails, and more, you’re sure to spend some happy days with your family at our local parks.

  • Sigma Phi Gamma Park
  • Memorial Pool
  • Waterworks Park
  • Hoover Park
  • Wilderness Park

Montpelier Parks Department

  • Baldwin Park
  • Fireman's Park
  • Tree City USA