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Welcome to Richmond ...

Richmond is located in Dallas County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Richmond, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

When the people of Richmond refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Richmondite<3>

Richmond is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Richmond lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Richmond: (334)

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 62 communities that are also named Richmond - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, Quebec (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richmond.

Communities near Richmond ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richmond.

  • Camden [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<7>
  • Orrville [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
    • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<7>
  • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
  • Benton [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
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      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Belknap [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belknap
      • Belknap [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belknap have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belknap
    • Kings [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings
      • Kings [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richmond. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richmond.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richmond. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richmond.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richmond. See our Newspapers Page for Richmond.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richmond ...

Looking for more information about Richmond? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Richmond, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Richmond.

Adding Richmond to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Richmond in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Richmond was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Richmond in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richmond on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Richmond

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richmond. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Richmond refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Richmond may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richmond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richmond) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richmond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichmondOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1139, Longitude: -87.0552       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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