Richmond, Madison County
Richmond is the third largest city in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, with a population of over 31,000. It is as economic centre for south-central Kentucky, and the home of EKU (East Kentucky University).
A Brief History
Richmond was founded in 1798 by Colonel John Miller, a soldier in the revolutionary war. It was named after Richmond, Virginia, where he had been born. In 1789, a ruling was approved for moving the county seat from Milford to the land owned by Colonel Miller. The resulting controversy led to a brawl between Dave Kennedy and William Kearly, who represented Milford and Richmond, respectively.
The Battle of Richmond took place during the Civil War, on August 30th, 1862, resulting in a decisive victory for the Confederate Army.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Richmond had a commercial and residential boom, and continues to grow.
Last updated 11/04/2015
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