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Welcome to Rich Creek ...

The town of Rich Creek is located in Giles County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Rich Creek: Rich Crk. (or less commonly used: Rich Ck. or Rich Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rich Creek has a population of 740 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Rich Creek is 1,580 feet [482 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Rich Creek: (540)

The ZIP code for Rich Creek: 24147<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rich Creek had an population of 740 people. This is a decrease of 4.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.28% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Rich Creek ...

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

  • Princeton
  • Pearisburg
  • Pembroke
  • Athens
  • Oakvale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Oakvale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rich Creek.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Bluff City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Rich Creek.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
  • Ballard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
    • Ballard lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Rich Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
  • Elgood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgood
    • Elgood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Rich Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgood
  • Poplar Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
    • Poplar Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rich Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill
  • Forest 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 Rich Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rich Creek.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rich Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rich Creek. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Rich Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Rich Creek was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Rich Creek on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rich Creek.

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:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Giles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rich Creek.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rich Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Rich Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rich Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- 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 CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rich Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3824, Longitude: -80.8226    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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