• Richwood is a quaint village at the intersection of State Highways 37 and 47. Its population is diverse, though small.
  • Officially laid out and founded in 1832 by Philip Plummer, the graveled roads were completed correctly two years later, in 1834.
  • About four decades later, the Village consisted of several factories and stores, three churches, a newspaper, two banks, and a schoolhouse.
  • The Village of Richwood had electricity by 1915.
  • Like many other villages, towns, and cities in the surrounding area, Richwood has a rich history of manufacturing. The early Village was home to many mills and tile manufacturers.
  • The Village’s newspaper, The Richwood Gazette, has existed since 1872.
  • The Village is the home of the North Union School District, named the Wildcats as a nod to one of the early forms of currency given out by local banks. Today’s Richwood Banking Company is one of the few that have endured.
  • Richwood has produced a U.S. Congressman and an influential teacher of the Bahá’í Faith, Martha Root.