Richmond: Heading to the Birthplace of Jazz Music
Richmond, IN is the county seat of Wayne County, Indiana. It is located in the eastern central part of the state and adjacent Ohio. Most of its land lies in Wayne Township with some parts within nearby Boston Township, which is home to Richmond Municipal Airport. Richmond, Indiana is popularly known as the "cradle of recorded jazz" due to the earliest jazz recordings done at Gennett Records' studio. The recording studio, which is under the management of the Starr Piano Co. was the first to record jazz artists like Bix Beiderbecke. Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more,
Best Time to Visit
Weather-wise, it is best to visit Richmond, Indiana from mid-June to September. The weather is generally pleasant and rainless during these months with temperatures ranging from 650F to 800F. This period makes it ideal for visiting the city's parks, museums, monuments, and historical buildings. The summer months from June to August are scorching and humid. It is often the busiest season for tourism which sees rates of Richmond, IN hotels spike. Wintertime from December to February is an off-tourist season. Hotel rates are at their lowest, but the cold, biting weather restricts you to stroll around.
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