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Welcome to Rico ...

Rico is located in Columbus County<1>.

Rico is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Rico: (910)

Communities Also Named Rico ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Rico - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Rico ...

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

  • Whiteville [Columbus County]
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    • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Rico
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<4>
  • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Rico
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<4>
  • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
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    • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Rico
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<4>
  • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
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    • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Rico
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<4>
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    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
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      • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Waccamaw<4>
    • Brunswick [Columbus County]
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      • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<4>
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
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      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<4>
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
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      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<4>
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
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      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<4>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
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      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Rico
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
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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 Rico. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rico.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rico ...

Looking for more information about Rico? 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 Rico, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rico.

Adding Rico to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rico 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 Rico was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

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 Columbus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rico - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rico) 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 Rico. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RicoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rico. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4388, Longitude: -78.6240    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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