103 W. Main St.

PO Box 179

Richland, TX  76681

(903)362-3707

(903)362-1953 (fax)

richlandcity@hotmail.com

    

 

We're looking for photos of Richland in days gone by.  If you have any old photos, you may e-mail them or come by the office from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday-Friday and we'll scan them and give them back to you.

Welcome to the official website for the City of Richland, TX.


History of Richland, Texas

Located at the junction of Interstate 45 and State Highway 14, on Pisgah Ridge twelve miles south of Corsicana in Navarro County Texas.  Richland was first settled in the late 1840s. Asa Chambers had established a store on the trail from Corsicana to Franklin by 1848, when a post office, named Richland Crossing after nearby Richland Creek, opened in his store. The store, which moved and changed ownership several times, continued to form the nucleus of the community until the early 1870s. When the Houston and Texas Central Railway was built through the area in 1871, the station on the Pisgah Ridge near the store was designated Richland, and a new community began to develop around the depot. A post office named Richland began operating in 1878, and by the mid-1890s the town had two steam gristmills and cotton gins, three general stores, a grocer, two blacksmiths, two saloons, a hardware store, a bank, and an estimated population of 150. The first school had begun operating around the time of the Civil War, and by 1906 the town had a two-teacher school with an enrollment of seventy-five. Richland continued to prosper during the 1920s, reaching a peak population of 750 in 1929. During the 1930s its population began to decline, part because of the Great Depression. By 1950 the town had twelve businesses and a population of 369. The decline continued during the 1960s and 1970s, and by 1990 Richland had 244 residents and one business.

The current population is 264. 

The City of Richland will hold a meeting on December 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Civic Center, 103 Main Street, Richland, TX.  The purpose of the Open Meeting will be the budget for 2018.  The proposed budget can be viewed by any citizen during regular business hours (9:00 – 2:00 p.m.) at the Civic Center.

 

This website last updated on 11/15/17.

 

  

E-mail:  mailto:richlandcity@hotmail.com

 

AMA TechTel is offering telephone and high speed internet service (8 or 10 mbps) at a great deal for our citizens.  Please call  Marla @ 254-223-0063 to learn more.  If you decide you want to use them, tell them Sharon referred you and we each get a free month!  


Northeast Texas/Community Water operates our water system.  If you need information, line locates or have questions, please call (903)874-8244.  To make an online payment, click here

 


 

We have an animal control officer, please call Billy @ (817)946-3177.  Our Code Book of Ordinances states that animals must be kept on a leash, or inside a fence and their vaccinations be up to date.