Midway (population 1,620) is located in Woodford County in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region. The community is the oldest railroad town in the State, with the first lots laid out by the Lexington and Ohio Railroad in 1835. The community's name reflects its geographic position directly between Lexington and Frankfort, and between Versailles and Georgetown.
In 1978, 70 percent of Midway was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Midway Historic District. The district includes a well-preserved mixture of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, including businesses, residences, and several notable religious and educational institutions such as Midway College (founded 1849).
With support from Renaissance Kentucky, Midway has worked to buy and renovate the historic Rau Building of the late-1870s. The building has served as a bakery, hotel, grocery store, antique store, and telephone exchange. When renovations are complete, it will house the Midway Museum and a town visitor center.
Designated a Preserve America Community in April 2004.