Blanford, Indiana

census-designated place

Vermillion County's location in Indiana

Blanford's location in Vermillion County

Coordinates: 39°39′54″N 87°31′14″W / 39.66500°N 87.52056°W / 39.66500; -87.52056Coordinates: 39°39′54″N 87°31′14″W / 39.66500°N 87.52056°W / 39.66500; -87.52056
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Clinton Township
Elevation[1] 181 m (594 ft)
ZIP code 47842
GNIS feature ID 431177

Blanford is a census-designated place in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.[2]


Blanford was laid out in 1912.[3] The community was named for L. S. Blanford, who owned the land where the village is located.[4] A post office has been in operation at Blanford since 1915.[5]


Blanford is located at 39°39′54″N 87°31′14″W / 39.66500°N 87.52056°W / 39.66500; -87.52056 (39.665060, -87.520580).

See also


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Blanford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted on October 26, 1912...
  4. Vermillion County Historical Society (Vermillion County, Ind.) (1990). Vermillion County, Indiana History and Families. Turner Publishing Company. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-938021-34-6.
  5. "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015.

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