Welcome to Richmond, Kentucky located in the heart of Madison County and the heart of the Bluegrass State. You will find Richmond, the county seat of Madison County, to be a unique blend of small-town warmth and security while having access to the advantages of a big city.
Richmond is located 26 miles south of Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, and 110 miles southeast of Louisville, home of Churchill Downs. This legendary racetrack is home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, held on the first Saturday in May every year. The metropolitan area of Cincinnati, Ohio is about 112 miles north with Knoxville, Tennessee 147 miles south.
There is so much growth happening in Madison County. With the expansion of Madison Airport, the Town and Gown partnership with Eastern Kentucky’s University's dedication to initiate growth in Richmond, and the efforts of our Industrial Development Corporation, as well as the Urban Renewal and Development and Economic Development Committees at Richmond Chamber, there are great changes ahead!
Richmond has something for everyone, we pride ourselves on the quality of our educational institutions. We offer an abundance of opportunities for sports, shopping, arts and culture, entertainment, and just plain fun. Richmond is more than a location on a road map, were are a thriving community always expanding. So what are you waiting for? We are open for business!