Midway was the first town in Kentucky founded by a Railroad. Col. John Francisco eventually purchased property here which figured into the coming of the railroad. The Lexington and Ohio Railroad was incorporated in 1830 at Lexington, the second oldest railroad west of the Alleghenies and Midway was the first town in Kentucky founded by a railroad. Today the tracks are active and used daily by R.J. Corman Railroad.
Midway has a rich history of thoroughbred horses being the epicenter of the thoroughbred industry. Woodburn Farm was established by the Alexander family and was the home of foundation sire Lexington. Today we have nationally renowned Airdrie Stud, Three Chimneys and Lane’s End Farm that are in the Midway area.
The Kentucky Female Orphan School was chartered in 1847 to educate orphaned girls. Through the years it has transformed from a high school and junior college, and today is Midway College, Kentucky’s only four-year women’s college.
Midway has become a dining destination and is home to some of the best restaurants in Central Kentucky. Before dining enjoy many of our unique shops in downtown. Why not meet me in Midway? You won’t be disappointed.