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Welcome to Richlands ...

The town of Richlands is located in Tazewell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Richlands has a population of 5,325 people<1> (see below for details).

Richlands is 1,900 feet [579 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Richlands: (276)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richlands had a population of 5,823 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 4,144 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Richlands had an population of 5,325 people. This is a decrease of 8.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.5% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Richlands ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Richlands and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Allison Gap   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bearwallow   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunford Village   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dye   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Honaker   [Map]   1,356   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russell   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

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 Richlands. 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 Richlands. 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 Richlands. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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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: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richlands.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richlands - 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' distance starting from Richlands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richlands) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richlands. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richlands

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0952, Longitude: -81.8030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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