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Richwood, West Virginia
(Nicholas County)

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The location of Richwood

Welcome to Richwood ...

The city of Richwood is located in Nicholas County.

The location of Richwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Richwood has a population of 1,906 people<2> (see below for details).

Richwood is 2,180 feet [664 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

Area codes for Richwood: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Richwood had an population of 1,906 people. This is a decrease of 7.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.05% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Richwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Richwood and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Addison   [Map]   688   N   18 miles [29 km]
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   148   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   207   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   243   E   18 miles [29 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Richwood. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richwood.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richwood) 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 Richwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2221, Longitude: -80.5363     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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