About This Place
Robards is a city in Henderson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 564 at the 2000 census.
The name of the precinct has gone through three changes. In 1868 it was officially "Robard's Station". In 1880 it became "Robard" and in 1924, the final change made it "Robards." Robards is pronounced Roberts. The early settlers of the area were: Reuben Moss, George Robards, George Eakins, Bennett Sandefur, Jordan Moss, Enoch Spencer, Thomas Reidout, Ben Wall, Nathan Smith, T. W. Royster, James McMullin, Samuel McMullin, Sr.
As far back as 1810 and through 1840, and even later, before Robards became a community, its site attracted daring horsemen who raced their steeds there on a race track, which was a straight half mile section of road, congregating to bet, test the speed of their horses, drink liquor and otherwise indulge their depraved and uncultured appetites.