Isaac Blackford

Isaac Blackford (HM1581)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.296', W 86° 10.208'

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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 Court's 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.

HM NumberHM1581
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.2011.1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Supreme Court
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 571073 N 4402736
Decimal Degrees39.77160000, -86.17013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.296', W 86° 10.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 17.76" N, 86° 10' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 N Blackford St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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