Underground railroad organizers
Industrialist and inventor of the automobile cruise control
War Governor of Indiana during the Civil War
Richmond is known as the birthplace of recorded jazz. During the early 19th century, jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Charley Patton, Thomas A. Dorsey, Gene Autry and many other artists recorded at Gennett Records.
The Richmond Art Museum is the only active public art museum housed within an active public high school in the United States.
Wayne County is the home to the only two Egyptian Mummies in Indiana.