The settlement of Jarkovci is located in the southwestern part of the municipality of Inđija, on the southeastern slopes of Fruška Gora. It is 7.5 kilometers away from the center of Inđija by the regional road Inđija-Ruma (R-109) or only 2.5 kilometers by the local road Inđija-Jarkovci (L-22).
The village stretches along Lake Jarkovci (Jarkovačko jezero), which is located in the area of the village of Ljukovo and is also known as Lake Ljukovo (Ljukovsko jezero). It is about two kilometers long, about 200 meters wide, and the average depth is about 4.5 meters. The reservoir was built during 1976 by dividing the stream to irrigate the surrounding crops. The earth dam is about seven meters high and about 180 meters long. Today, the lake is mostly used for outings, and it is most often visited by fishermen, especially in spring, late summer and autumn. The fishing permit issued by the Fishing Association of Vojvodina is valid for fishing on the lake. By marking the 5.5 kilometer long bicycle route, visitors were able to tour the circle around the lake, which partly leads through the village.
At the end of the village, on the very shore of the lake, there is a summer house of Count Pejačević, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is a kind of local attraction. Jarkovci is located in an area that once belonged to the noble family Pejačević. In that period, the settlement was named Moja Volja (My Will). In the 1980s, the settlement changed its name from Moja Volja to Jarkovci.
According to family tradition, the Pejačević family were descendants of the Bosnian king Stjepan Dabiša. However, this is just a beautiful family legend, because reliable historical sources can only be traced back to the middle of the 18th century, when the Pejačević family lived in Bulgaria. The Pejačević family were one of the initiators of the uprising against the Turks, so after its quelling they were forced to seek refuge on the territory of the Habsburg Monarchy. In their new homeland, due to their military merits for the imperial army and the Habsburg court, as well as marital alliances with the most powerful families of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and beyond, they gained wealth and power. In 1712, they received the hereditary Hungarian baronial title from the Habsburg court, and in 1772 the hereditary Hungarian title of count. The family reached the peak of their power and wealth in the 19th century, when the majority of their castles were built all over Slavonia and Srem.