city in Indiana, United States

Richmond is a city in Central Indiana. It was founded by Carolina Quakers in 1806. Known as the "cradle of recorded jazz" or formerly as the Rose City for its rose cultivation, it has the honor of having had the first complete high school orchestra in the country and of being the recording center of such greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, not to mention a major producer of lawnmowers and school buses. It has also been home to some historical intrigues like Jim Jones and The Wright Brothers.

Get in

Map of Richmond (Indiana)

  • By car

Richmond is accessible by I-70, exits 149, 151, 153, and 156 A&B. Richmond is also accessible by US routes 27, 35, and 40.

  • By Rail

The nearest train station is in Connersville. It is served by Amtrak.

  • By plane

The closest major airports are in Dayton, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. There is also a small municipal airport in Richmond, the Richmond Municipal Airport, used for small business flights.

Get around


While Richmond does have a shuttle service called Rose View Transit that goes around downtown Monday-Saturday, having a car would be the best way to explore the city.

  • 1 Hayes Arboretum.    
  • 2 Veterans Memorial Park, Cardinal Greenway (on east side of Whitewater River). Daily 6AM-11PM. A place where you can climb all over Sherman tanks and howitzers (or maybe something more respectful) and look at deer savoring grass on the field.
  • 3 Thistlethwaite Falls, 65 Waterfall Rd (part of Springwood Park). Small 19th century man-made waterfall.



Richmond has four colleges

In addition to it's colleges, Richmond also has two seminaries located on the Earlham College Campus







Go next

  • Dayton is about 60 minutes from Richmond. It is considered the birthplace of aviation and home to many museums
  • Indianapolis is about 75 minutes from Richmond. It is the state capital of Indiana and is home to the Indy 500 race track
  • Cincinnati is about 90 minutes from Richmond. It is home to the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball Team and the Cincinnati Bengals Professional Football Team as well as many museums and attractions
  • Columbus is about 120 minutes from Richmond. It is the state capital of Ohio and is home to the Ohio State University
Routes through Richmond
IndianapolisGreenfield  W   E  DaytonColumbus
Fort WayneLynn  N   S  OxfordCincinnati
KokomoMuncie  N   E  DaytonChillicothe

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