RICHMOND REGIMENT OF KENTUCKY COLONELS
The Richmond Regiment is the official Greater Richmond, Virginia Chapter of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
When Gov. Thomas Jefferson moved the Capitol of the Commonwealth of Virginia to Richmond in 1780 during the Revolutionary War, Kentucky was a county on the vast western Virginia frontier. At that time settlements in Kentucky County were being established by Colonels appointed by Jefferson and his predecessor Gov. Patrick Henry.
The Richmond Regiment chose its name to honor Virginia’s colonial regimental commanders, including George Washington. The chapter was also established to honor the Colonials that Virginia sent to settle Kentucky and pave the way for the establishment of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792.
The Richmond Regiment is the opportunity for Kentucky Colonels in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area to connect, socialize and support the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels’ Good Works Program.