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(Onslow County)

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Welcome to Richlands ...

The town of Richlands is located in Onslow County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richlands has a population of 1,699 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Richlands.

Richlands is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Richlands lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Richlands is located in the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richlands had an population of 1,699 people. This is an increase of 11.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 83.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richlands had a population of 1,520 people. This makes Richlands the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Richlands represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 282nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,520 people, the population of Richlands increased 63.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 928 people).

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

Communities Also Named Richlands ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Richlands: This one is located in Onslow County and the other is located in Mitchell County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 3 communities that are also named Richlands - they are located in Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Richlands ...

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

  • Jacksonville [Onslow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Onslow County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<6>
  • Beulaville [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulaville
    • Beulaville [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulaville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulaville<6>
  • Maysville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
    • Maysville [Jones County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<6>
  • Pink Hill [Lenoir County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink Hill
    • Pink Hill [Lenoir County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pink Hill<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pollocksville [Jones County]
    • Trenton [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<6>
    • Half Moon [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon
      • Half Moon [Onslow County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Richlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Moon
    • Mill Pond Village [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Pond Village
      • Mill Pond Village [Onslow County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Richlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Pond Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Pond Village
    • Comfort [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
      • Comfort [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Richlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comfort
    • Fountain [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
      • Fountain [Duplin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Richlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain

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 Richlands. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richlands.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richlands. 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 Richlands.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richlands ...

Looking for more information about Richlands? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Richlands, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richlands.

Adding Richlands to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Richlands 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 Richlands was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Richlands on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Onslow County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Onslow County: www.co.onslow.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Onslow, 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 have 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 Richlands.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richlands - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richlands) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richlands. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichlandsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richlands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8998, Longitude: -77.5432       In this case, the coordinates for Richlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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