Aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright lived in Richmond's Starr District as boys. Wilbur attended Richmond High School where he completed the requirements for a high school degree.
The National Road, now U.S. 40, is the Main Street through Richmond.
Richmond was settled by Friends (Quakers) who moved to Indiana from North Carolina.
One of twelve Madonna of the Trail statutes which were erected along the National Road by the Daughters of the American Revolution can be seen at the entrance to Glen Miller Park at East Main and 22nd Streets.
Lamar Lundy, one of the Los Angeles Rams' Fearsome Foursome, was born in Richmond and attended Richmond High School.
Richmond has twice been named an All America City. Once in 1986/87 and again in 2009.
Richmond High School was home to the first public high school orchestra in the nation. It was organized by Will Earhart in 1900.
The song "Stardust" was first recorded by Hoagy Carmichael at the Gennett Recording Studio in Richmond.
Richmond is the only place in Indiana where you can view Egyptian mummies. With it's two mummies, one at the Wayne County Historical Museum and the other at Earlham College's Joseph Moore Museum, Richmond is said to have the most mummies per capita of any city in North America.
Richmond is home to four colleges and two seminaries.