Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
County Named, 1786 / County Formed
For James Madison, Virginia patriot whose political foresight led to the formation of many of our basic democratic principles. He was a member of Virginia's Constitutional Convention and her First Assembly, 1776. He was also influential in framing the Constitution of the United States and was one of 39 to sign it. He became the fourth US president, 1809-17.
One of the nine created by Virginia before Kentucky became a state. Taken from Lincoln, it covered the area of 5 present counties and parts of 9 others to southeast. Richmond, made county seat in 1798, is 4½ miles from original one at Milford, established in 1789. Richmond was settled by John Miller in 1785; first court was held in his barn.
Erected 1959 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1223.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 44.864′ N, 84° 17.69′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 25) and North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner of the county courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Freeman Miller (a few steps from this marker); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); James B. McCreary Hall of Justice (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate (about 700 feet away); Gov. James B. McCleary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cassius Marcellus Clay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Medal of Honor Winners (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Kentucky Historical Society. There is a portion of the website where you can look up the state's historical markers by different search methods (county, number, subject, etc.) Really good reference for Kentucky history information. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Government • Political Subdivisions • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.