Richmond Bankruptcy Attorneys

Located about 25 miles south of Lexington and 15 miles north of Berea, Richmond, Ky., in Madison County, is a city filled with both history and culture, and it plays a prominent role in the economy of the state overall — especially in the southeast region.

The history of Richmond reflects the history of the country. Records show that the town was officially founded in 1798 by Revolutionary War veteran Colonel John Miller, who purchased land in the modern-day city because of the purity and abundance of the local spring water and the mostly cordial relations with several of the local Native American tribes. Despite opposition from the neighboring town of Milford and its roughly 300 citizens (opposition which included a fistfight between prominent citizens from both settlements), Richmond was selected as the county seat. It was named after the city in Virginia.

Richmond consolidated and continued to develop into the 19th century, but not without growing pains and issues. Just as the Revolutionary War influenced the town’s founding by a veteran, Richmond was again affected by the Civil War, but this time in a much more personal way. In 1862, the armies of the North and the South collided in the Battle of Richmond. The battle proved one-sided, as Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith made short work of his Union counterparts, taking the city and imprisoning more than 4,000 northern soldiers.

One of the most influential events in Richmond’s history, though, had nothing to do with war, but would help set the city’s landscape and define it to modern day. Eastern Kentucky State Normal School was founded in 1906 to train teachers in Eastern Kentucky; it was a successor to Central University, founded on the same site in 1874. The school, like the city, grew, adding several more courses of study and graduate programs; the institution was renamed Eastern Kentucky University in 1965. Today, EKU has roughly 17,000 students, incorporates six colleges, has more than 230 student organizations, and its high-rises dominate the Richmond skyline.

Richmond sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a beautiful area filled with rolling hills, lakes and trails. Because of strategic growth that began taking place in the 1990s, the city, with an estimated 2016 population of 34,652, is listed as Kentucky’s seventh largest city, up four spots since 2000. This is partly because of the scenery itself, sponsored events that take place throughout the year and the proximity to outdoor recreation. The city itself boasts six parks, including Camp Catalpa Park, which has been designated a bird sanctuary and includes walking trails, a disc golf course and access to adjoining Lake Reba for fishing. The Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex covers 600 acres and offers a golf course, driving range, baseball fields, soccer complex, a walking trail, fishing and more. The city’s parks department has developed a master plan which will expand existing parks as well as adding new ones.

As both the city and the economy of Richmond grow, Bunch & Brock, Attorneys at Law, are proud to serve the community’s legal needs. Practicing for more than 35 years out of offices in Lexington, Bunch & Brock offers business and financial services, estate planning and trusts, business and personal bankruptcy and other legal services. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us online or call 859.254.5522.