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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series|
|Placed By||Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Supreme Court|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 571073 N 4402736|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77160000, -86.17013333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.296', W 86° 10.208'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 17.76" N, 86° 10' 12.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||317, 765|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300 N Blackford St, Indianapolis IN 46202, US|
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