Saving the Richmond Battlefield

Saving the Richmond Battlefield (HM1MBI)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 39.924', W 84° 15.146'

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I. Commemoration

The Battle of Richmond ended on August 30, 1862. Over the years, monuments and historic markers were erected to commemorate the battle and the battlefield was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993, the Battle of Richmond was recognized as one of the nation's most significant and endangered battlefields by the United States Congress.

II. Battlefield in Crisis

Although the significance of the battlefield was recognized, little had been done to protect the land. Although Madison County was growing rapidly, much of the battlefield outside of the City of Richmond was still open land, as it had been in 1862. That changed in 1999 when the property known as "Battlefield Farm" was sold and developed. The residences and golf course in front of you are the result of that development.

III. Preservation

Losing that important part of the battlefield to development spurred the creation of the Battle of Richmond Association. That development led to Charles Hay and Bob Moody purchasing for the Madison County Historical Society 62 acres of core battlefield in 2001, including this area and Pleasant View, the brick house to your left. In 2002 the Battle of Richmond Association, a non-profit organization, was created to assume the preservation effort.

You Can Help Preserve the Richmond Battlefield!

Without the efforts of local and state government, local leaders and many dedicated volunteers, this battlefield might have been lost to development. Preserving our nation's history is everyone's responsibility. Individuals can and do make a difference. You can help preserve the Richmond Battlefield by becoming a volunteer or by making a donation to the Battle of Richmond Association.

The Battle of Richmond Association:
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Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 742344 N 4172243
Decimal Degrees37.66540000, -84.25243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.924', W 84° 15.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 55.44" N, 84° 15' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4200-4278 US-421, Richmond KY 40475, US
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