|Elevation||180 ft (50 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||676627|
The settlement is located along the Yazoo Pass waterway.
First called Yazoo Pass Station, the settlement was a stop along a now-abandoned section of the Illinois Central Railroad. The present name is derived from the last name of one Mr. Richenberger, a local merchant.
The population in 1900 was 30. In 1907, Rich had a money order post-office.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rich
- "Rich, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 112.
- Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 554.
- Cowley, Jason (November 19, 2006). "Creator of a Monstrous Hit". The Guardian.
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