|Elevation||1,201 ft (366 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1572280|
Richardson was originally called Marsh Lake; the present name was given in honor of Eugene Richardson, a pioneer settler. A post office called Marsh Lake was in operation from 1878 until 1879, and a post office called Richardson was in operation from 1881 until 1918.
- "Richardson, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 189.
- "Polk County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
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