Richlands, West Virginia

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Unincorporated community
Richlands is located in West Virginia
Richlands is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°51′58″N 80°28′59″W / 37.86611°N 80.48306°W / 37.86611; -80.48306Coordinates: 37°51′58″N 80°28′59″W / 37.86611°N 80.48306°W / 37.86611; -80.48306
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Greenbrier
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Richlands is a small unincorporated farming community in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States, five miles (8 km) west of Lewisburg on U.S. Route 60.

The community was so named on account of their fertile soil.[1]

Once served by Central School, a two-room schoolhouse housing grades K–9, local children now attend school in Lewisburg. The area has a Ruritan club, The Richland Ruritans, and a 4-H club, The Central Willing Workers.


  1. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 529.