Richmond, Kentucky is a city with a deep-rooted history and culture, as well as abundant wildlife. It was established in 1798 by Colonel John Miller of Virginia, a British American who had fought alongside the revolutionaries in the War of Independence. Daniel Boone also made his home in the area, and moose are still found there today. Richmond was the original seat of Madison County, but Miller successfully petitioned the Kentucky legislature to move it from Milford to its current location. Richmond is also home to Richmond Battlefield Park, where the historic Battle of Richmond took place during the Civil War.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Richmond experienced a commercial and residential boom due to other developments in the Bluegrass region. It is now the third largest city in the Bluegrass region (after Louisville and Lexington) and the sixth largest city in the state. For a luxurious and tranquil experience, visitors can visit Chenault vineyards located in the hills. Central Kentucky Regional Airport is a public airport located in Madison County, between Richmond and Berea. Interstate 75 runs west of Richmond and connects it to Lexington in the north and Knoxville, Tennessee, in the south. Richmond is also part of the Richmond-Berea (Kentucky) micropolitan area, which includes all of Madison and Rockcastle counties.
With its rich history and culture, abundant wildlife, luxurious vineyards, convenient airport and interstate access, Richmond is an ideal destination for travelers looking for an unforgettable experience.