Founded in 1798, Richmond is now one of Kentucky’s fastest-growing cities with roughly 31,000 people inside the city limits and 78,714 within the county. Located in Madison County, Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University, two major industrial parks, Fort Boonesborough State Park, and Richmond Raceway. Richmond is blessed not just with a great location, but with style and sophistication, as well. Big on history, arts and education, Richmond is proof that small town does not mean small time. With
over 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and three National Register Historic Districts, downtown Richmond is considered one of the state's finest restored 19th Century commercial districts. Add it all together and there's little wonder why TIME magazine, as well as the people who live there, consider Richmond among the best-positioned small towns in America. For more information, visit www.richmond-ky.com or www.richmondchamber.com.