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Welcome to Richlands ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richlands has a population of 5,249 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Richlands is 1,900 feet [579 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Richlands is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

The ZIP code for Richlands: 24641<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richlands had an population of 5,249 people. This is a decrease of 9.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richlands had a population of 5,823 people (or 12.92% of the total population of Tazewell County). This makes Richlands the county's most populous community.

The population of Richlands represents 0.07% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,823 people, the population of Richlands increased 40.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,144 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 3 communities that are also named Richlands - they are located in North Carolina (2) 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.

  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<7>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
    • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<7>
  • Honaker [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
    • Honaker [Russell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<7>
  • War [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
    • War [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
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      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<7>
    • Red Ash [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Ash
      • Red Ash [Tazewell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Richlands
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Ash have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Ash
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Dye [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
      • Dye [Russell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Richlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
    • Maxwell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Richlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Richlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow

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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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 Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Tazewell County

About Virginia

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 State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Tazewell, 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 Richlands.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richlands - 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 Richlands). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richlands 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' 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: 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: 37.0949, Longitude: -81.7998    
<6>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.
<7>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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