Richmond, Kentucky is a small city located in Madison County, in the U. S. state of Kentucky. It was founded in 1798 by Colonel John Miller, a soldier in the War of Independence, and has since become a part of Kentucky's rich history.
Eastern Kentucky University is located here, and the city is named after Richmond, Virginia. Richmond was established in 1785 and the city was founded in 1798 to replace Milford as the new county seat. In the Bluegrass region, Richmond is the third largest city (after Louisville and Lexington) and is also the sixth largest city in Kentucky. It is the commercial and business hub of the south-central part of the state, and is currently the seventh largest city in Kentucky. On July 4th, 1798, the site was officially named Richmond in honor of Miller's birthplace, Richmond, Virginia. The population of Richmond was scattered, with 17.5% under 18 years of age, 31.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64 and 9.5% from 65 years old.
The residence of Cassius Marcellus Clay, a landowner, emancipationist and American minister to Russia, is located in the rolling farmland north of Richmond. On August 30th 1862, during the Civil War, Union and Confederate armies clashed in the Battle of Richmond. In the late 1990s and during the first decade of the 21st century, Richmond experienced a commercial and residential boom related to other developments in the Bluegrass region. Interstate 75 runs west of Richmond and connects the city to Lexington in the north and Knoxville, Tennessee, in the south. Central Kentucky Regional Airport is a public airport located in Madison County, between Richmond and Berea. In conclusion, Richmond has been an integral part of Kentucky's history since its founding by Colonel John Miller in 1798. It has grown to become one of the largest cities in Kentucky's Bluegrass region and continues to be an important commercial hub for south-central Kentucky.