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Welcome to Richton ...

The town of Richton is located in Perry County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richton has a population of 1,008 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Richton.

Richton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Richton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Richton: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Richton: 39476<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richton had an population of 1,008 people. This is a decrease of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richton had a population of 1,068 people (which is 8.72% of the total population of Perry County). This makes Richton the county's most populous community.

The population of Richton represents 0.04% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,068 people, the population of Richton increased 2.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,038 people).

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

Adding Richton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Richton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Richton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Richton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Richton: This one is located in Perry County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 2 communities that are also named Richton - they are located in and Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richton.

Communities near Richton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richton.

  • Petal [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
    • Petal [Forrest County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Richton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<7>
  • Beaumont [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
    • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Richton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • New Augusta [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
    • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Richton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<7>
  • McLain [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
    • McLain [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Richton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLain have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Richton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Wingate [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Richton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Richton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Carson City [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson City
      • Carson City [Greene County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Richton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson City
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Richton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the west of Richton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richton. See our Newspapers Page for Richton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richton ...

Looking for more information about Richton? 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 Richton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Perry County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Perry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Richton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3490, Longitude: -88.9359    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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