Richville, Arizona

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Richville, Arizona
Richville is located in Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
Richville is located in the United States
Richville (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°17′10″N 109°21′19″W / 34.28611°N 109.35528°W / 34.28611; -109.35528Coordinates: 34°17′10″N 109°21′19″W / 34.28611°N 109.35528°W / 34.28611; -109.35528
CountryUnited States
Elevation6,079 ft (1,853 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)928
FIPS code04-59830
GNIS feature ID25271

Richville is a populated place situated in Apache County, Arizona.[2] It has an estimated elevation of 6,079 feet (1,853 m) above sea level.[1] Established approximately 12 miles north from Springerville on the Little Colorado River, it was originally named Walnut Grove, after a stand of walnut trees found in the location.[3]:475 It became known as Richey, after Joseph P. Richey, whose family settled the community. The name eventually morphed into the current Richville. A post office was opened there on June 23, 1892.[3]:362–3


  1. ^ a b "Feature Detail Report for: Richville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Richville (in Apache County, AZ) Populated Place Profile". AZ Hometown Locator. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Barnes, Will Croft (2016). Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 0816534950.