Introduction to Richmond, Indiana
The early settlers of Richmond comprised of Quaker families from North Carolina. They arrived in the area in 1806, and settled alongside the Whitewater River. In the past, Richmond had been famous as "the lawnmower capital," since lawnmowers were manufactured here from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century. It was also known as 'Rose City' in the 1950s, because several varieties of the plant were grown here.
Richmond and nearby Attractions
- Wayne County Historical Museum
- Old Richmond Historic District
- Richmond Art Museum
- Whitewater Gorge Park
- Glen Miller Park
- Hayes Arboretum
Things To Do In Richmond
In Richmond, one can shop for a great collection of antiques in the city. An Amish Settlement is nearby and visiting it is a good option for a day trip.
Delaware County Airport is the nearest major airport.
Richmond Higher Education
Indiana University-East, Earlham College and Ivy Tech State College are some local institutions that facilitate higher learning.