Richmond is a city located in Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States of America. Richmond stands at the border with Ohio and is the county seat of Wayne County. The city has a population of approximately 40.000 residents and an area of 23.3 square miles. For thousands of years, the area that is now Richmond was inhabited by Native Americans. It was 1806 when the first European American families came in the area and settled along the Whitewater River. Until our time, Richmond was the home of several famous people that were born or lived here for some time: composer May Aufderheide, music artist Baby Huey, actress Polly Bergen, linguist Mary Haas, author Esther Kellner and aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright.
Top Attractions within Richmond
Hayes Arboretum is located on 355 acres of land within Richmond and is opened freely to the public. This is an educational facility and a protected natural preserve. The arboretum has a large collection of plants from the area of Richmond and of Wayne County. This Richmond attraction is opened since June 1915.
Richmond Art Museum was founded in Richmond in 1898 with the support of John Elwood Bundy. This place includes large collections of the works of American Impressionists, but not only these. Some of the artists whose works you can admire in this Richmond museum include William Merrit Chase, Robert Reid, Paul Weber, Louis Betts and Aminah Robinson.
Madonna of the Trail is a statue from a series of 12 monuments dedicated to pioneer women of the United States of America, each located in different states. In Richmond, you can admire one of the statues downtown. This Richmond attraction symbolizes the courage and faith of those who were brave enough to establish in the wilderness to raise their families.
Little Sheba's Restaurant is the place which will make you feel welcomed to Richmond. This restaurant has a strong respect for the heritage of the city and it offers dishes of the local cuisine. Apparently, at this location you will enjoy your food "Better then Being Home", as its motto says.