The location of Rich Creek
Welcome to Rich Creek ...
The town of Rich Creek is located in Giles County.
A typical abbreviation for Rich Creek: Rich Crk. (or less commonly used: Rich Ck. or Rich Cr.)
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Rich Creek has a population of 747 people<1> (see below for details).
Rich Creek is 1,580 feet [482 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Rich Creek lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Rich Creek is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rich Creek had a population of 774 people. This makes Rich Creek the county's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 774 people, the population of Rich Creek increased 16.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 665 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rich Creek had an population of 747 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.33% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Rich Creek ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Rich Creek and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rich Creek.
Communities Also Named Rich Creek ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rich Creek - they are located in Tennessee and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rich Creek.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rich Creek. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rich Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rich Creek.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rich Creek:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rich Creek ...
Looking for more information about Rich Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rich Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rich Creek.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rich Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rich Creek.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rich Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Rich Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rich Creek) 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 Rich Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rich Creek
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3833, Longitude: -80.8207 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Rich Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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