Farm entrance sign near Richmond, Madison County. August 8, 2003. 12:41 p.m. EDT.
Battlefield Farm is named for the Civil War Battle of Richmond, which occured August 29-30, 1862, at and around this location.
It appears that charolais beef cattle are raised (or once were raised) on the farm. Much of Battlefield Farm has been subdivided for new houses and a golf course.
Battlefield Farm is adjacent to the Bluegrass Army Depot, a 15,000-acre U.S. government facility where thousands of World War II-era nerve gas rockets and other chemical weapons are stored. The second link below has more information.
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1) Here's some information about the Battle of Richmond, on americancivilwar.com.
2) Here is information about the nerve gas rockets stored in Madison County. It's from globalsecurity.org.
Off US 25 between Richmond and Berea.
Madison County is in the central part of the state, just south of Lexington.
37° 40.24'N, 84° 15.84'W. The view is north-northeast.
|Posted August 9, 2003.|