Dense with forest and rich in game, Richmond, Indiana was proclaimed "The Land of Promise" by North Carolina Quakers seeking a new home free from the moral chains of slavery. The first settler, Jeremiah Cox, set about "building up a virtuous community" in 1806 by welcoming fellow Quakers to his paradise. His influence shaped Richmond as diverse groups of settlers sought the peaceful and prosperous lifestyle of the Friends.
It’s the perfect time for a trip to Cambridge City!
Put away those swimsuits! Throw out those flip flops, because fall has arrived in Richmond/ Wayne County! You’ll fall in love with all there is to see and do here in Richmond/Wayne County!
Where else can you see Egyptian mummies, a mastodon, artwork from world renowned artists, and historical artifacts all located in one quaint community? Only in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana of course! There is no shortage of things to see and do on National Museum Day!
Fountain City, Indiana, is home to fewer than 800 people, but what it lacks in population, it more than makes up for in history.
In fact, the town is awaiting word on its application to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The styles of residential, commercial, and public buildings include Federal, Italianate, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, and Bungalow. Walking through Fountain City is rather like flipping through an encyclopedia of American architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Historic National Road, which is the primary route west at the turn of the 19th century, is the Main Street of historical Centerville, Indiana.
Word is that property along the road was so valuable when the town was being settled in the early 1800’s, builders didn’t want to waste an inch of frontage on lanes or alleys. Instead, they put in arched passages to allow people and wagons access to the back of their buildings.
Archways, that is.
Clint Metcalf, member of the board for the local historical museum, describes Hagerstown, Indiana, as a “nice, little, quiet town that has a lot of charm.”
It’s true. Hagerstown has charm in abundance, especially during the summer.
First up is the Nettle Creek Players, a real old-fashioned summer stock theater. This year, the company will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Actor Ike Wellhausen says that “Into the Woods” is “truly one of the shows I can say is for all ages.”
The summer months are filled with exciting adventures in Wayne County. One event that attracts hundreds of travelers along with auto and history enthusiasts from all over the United States, Canada, and even Australia is the Model T National Tour, which takes place July 8-13!
No matter what brings you to Richmond, Indiana, we guarantee you will be surprised by how much you’ll find to see and do.
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