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Welcome to Richmond ...

The village of Richmond is located in Madison Parish<1>.


The location of Richmond has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Richmond, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1838.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richmond has a population of 543 people<3> (see below for details).

Richmond is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Richmond is within the boundaries of the (318) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richmond had an population of 543 people. This is a decrease of 5.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richmond had a population of 577 people. This makes Richmond the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Richmond represents 0.01% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 222nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 577 people, the population of Richmond increased 15.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 499 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Richmond.

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 62 communities that are also named Richmond - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, 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.

  • Vicksburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg is located in Warren County (MS)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,351 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg <5>
  • Delhi
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
    • Delhi is located in Richland Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,753 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi <5>
  • Delta
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta is located in Madison Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta <5>
  • Mound
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
    • Mound is located in Madison Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
  • Ashly
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashly
    • Ashly is located in Madison Parish
  • Thomastown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomastown
    • Thomastown is located in Madison Parish
  • Quebec
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quebec have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quebec
    • Quebec is located in Madison Parish
  • Omega
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Omega have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
    • Omega is located in Madison Parish
  • Sondheimer
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
    • Sondheimer is located in East Carroll Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer <5>
  • Tendal
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tendal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tendal
    • Tendal is located in Madison Parish

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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Richmond was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Richmond post office opened in 1838.

We also found Richmond in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Richmond.

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 Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richmond.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richmond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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