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Welcome to Rich Creek ...

Rich Creek is located in Logan County<1>.

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

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

Area codes for Rich Creek: (304) and (681)<2>

The ZIP code for Rich Creek: 24147<3>

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 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 [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Rich Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<5>
  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
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    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Rich Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<5>
  • Narrows [Giles County]
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    • Narrows [Giles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Rich Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<5>
  • Pembroke [Giles County]
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    • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Rich Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Rich Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<5>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
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      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Rich Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
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    • Bluff City [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Rich Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
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      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Rich Creek
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    • Elgood [Mercer County]
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      • Elgood [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Rich Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgood
    • Poplar Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
      • Poplar Hill [Giles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Rich Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rich Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rich Creek.

Adding Rich Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rich Creek was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About Logan County

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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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Logan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<3>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 community (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).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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: 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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