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Richwood, West Virginia
Welcome to Richwood ...
The location of Richwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Richwood has a population of 1,855 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Richwood.
Richwood is 2,180 feet [664 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Richwood is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Richwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Richwood: (304) & (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richwood had an population of 1,855 people. This is a decrease of 9.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.11% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Richwood had a population of 2,051 people (or 7.82% of the total population of Nicholas County). This makes Richwood the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Richwood represents 0.11% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,051 people, the population of Richwood decreased 17.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,477 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Richwood.
Adding Richwood 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.
We originally found mention of Richwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Richwood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richwood on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Richwood ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Richwood: This one is located in Nicholas County and the other is located in Monongalia County.
Beyond West Virginia, there are 11 communities that are also named Richwood - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richwood.
Communities near Richwood ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richwood.
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 Richwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richwood.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richwood. 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 Richwood.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richwood. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Richwood.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richwood ...
Looking for more information about Richwood? 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 Richwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richwood.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 12 May 2021