||Twetty's Fort built. First temporary fort
erected in Kentucky. (March 25).
Settlement at Boonesborough. (April).
First religious ceremony in Kentucky conducted at Boonesborough by John Lythe.
||Great Seige at Fort Boonesborough. (September
7-16). Indian attacks repulsed, thus helping to secure the western frontier from British
||Valley View ferry franchised.
||Madison County created from Lincoln County,
||Madison County government established. First
meeting of County Court August 22, at George Adams's house near the site of Milford.
||Tates Creek Baptist Association organized.
||City of Richmond founded.
Madison Male Seminary (Academy) chartered.
||Clermont, now known as White Hall, built by
||Post Office opened in Richmond.
||Cane Spring Baptist Church founded.
||Christopher "Kit" Carson born.
||Cassius Marcellus Clay, son of Green Clay, born.
||Samuel Freeman Miller born.
||Lawyer and Assistant Secretary of the U.S.
Treasury Curtis Field Burnam born.
||Death of Green Clay.
||Madison Library incorporated.
||Migration of Madison Countians to Missouri.
||Kentucky Governor and U.S. Senator James Bennet
||Bybee Potter began at Waco.
||Woman suffragist Laura Clay born.
Lawyer Squire Turner helped write a new proslavery state constitution.
Altercation between Cassius M. Clay and Cyrus Turner, occured at Foxtown.
||Madison County Courthouse constructed.
||Belle H. Bennett born.
||City of Berea founded.
||Berea College founded by John G. Fee as an
interracial coeducational institution.
||Madison Female Institute established.
||Berea College suspended because of approaching
||Battle of Richmond. (August 29-30).
||Berea College resumed classes.
||Blacks first voted.
||Catholic Church built in Richmond.
||Madison National Bank established.
||Major fire occurred on Main Street in Richmond
between 2nd and 3rd Streets.
||Central University chartered. Classes commenced
in 1874 at Richmond.
||Gas lines turned on in Richmond.
||State Bank and Trust established under the name
of Irvine and Walker Bank.
||Telephone first used in Richmond.
||Richmond-Irvine Three Forks Railroad began.
||Richmond Water Works completed.
||Pattie A. Clay Infirmary (Hospital) opened.
||Richmond City Hall (originally Post Office and
Federal Building) built.
||Richmond Electric Light Company began.
Richmond Colored School chartered.
||Central University consolidated with Centre
College in Danville.
||Day Law passed by Kentucky legislature making it
illegal for blacks and whites to attend the same school.
||Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, now
Eastern Kentucky University, established. Model School opened at Eastern.
Berea National Bank established.
||The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Day Law,
forcing Berea College to end interracial education.
||Boone Tavern constructed at Berea.
||Berea Hospital built.
||Churchill Weavers established in Berea.
||Madison Central High School opened.
||Bluegrass Ordnance Army Depot constructed.
||Clay's Ferry Bridge (now northbound I-75) built.
||Westinghouse Electric Company established
lighting plant in Richmond.
||Blacks readmitted to Berea College.
||Parker-Seal plant established in Berea.
||Fort Boonesborogh became a state park.
||Fort Boonesborough State Park dedicated.
||Eastern Kentucky State College granted
||White Hall State Shrine dedicated.
||Madison County Airport opened.
||Madison Central High School's undefeated
baseball team won state title.
||Madison County Bicentenial celebrated.
||Main Street of downtown Richmond revitalized.
Richmond YMCA opened at Telford Center.
Richmond Area Arts Council organized and acquired Episcopal Church building for its arts
||IClub.Org opens first local Internet Service Provider in Richmond.
||Richmond Area Arts Council arts center opened.
Fort Boonesborough awarded National Historic Site status.
||Richmond Bicentenial celebrated.
||Kentucky Artisans Center opened at Berea.
||Madison County Park System created.
||Heritage Walk of Fame Dedicated