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Welcome to Richlands ...

Richlands is located in Greenbrier County<1>.

Richlands is 2,060 feet [628 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Richlands: (304) and (681)<3>

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 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.

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
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    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<5>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<5>
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
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    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<5>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
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    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Richlands
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
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      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<5>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
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      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<5>
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
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      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
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    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
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      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Richlands
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • Unus [Greenbrier County]
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      • Unus [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Richlands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unus

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Richlands, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West 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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Greenbrier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richlands - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>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 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 for your convenience: 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: 37.8662, Longitude: -80.4829    
<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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