About Richburg, SC
Located within an hour of the metropolitan areas of Charlotte, North Carolina and South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, the Town of Richburg is located just two miles east from Interstate 77 on SC Highway 9.
The town is almost equidistant from two major leisure destinations. Within three hours you could be on any of the beautiful, sandy beaches along the coast of South Carolina or in the Blue Ridge or Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Among Richburg’s many blessings are a mild climate that boasts four distinct and beautiful seasons with brilliant springs, warm and sunny summers, vibrantly picturesque autumns, and winters where the snowfall is light with occasional accumulation.
Richburg enjoys an exceptionally low crime rate, and Chester County provides well-equipped and staffed police. We have an EMS substation, and the Richburg Fire and Rescue is mostly manned by volunteers with the exception of one full-time employee.
Even though the town is small, it has always maintained a large and deep-rooted faith-based community. Several denominations exist in Richburg and dwell in the familiar small country church setting that makes everyone feel welcome. Several of our churches can trace their beginnings back to the 18th century, and with their foundations made stronger by having survived many political and social events, they now serve as spiritual centers within the community. The denominations which currently exist within the Town of Richburg include AME Zion, ARP, Baptist, and Methodist.
The Town of Richburg is located at 34 degrees 43’3” North Latitude and 81 degrees 1’11” West Longitude. The town has an area with a radius of .5 miles and lies at an elevation of 584 feet above sea level with a year-round population of 275.
The Town of Richburg has not changed much since the opening of I-77 in Chester County, but the area just outside of the town’s limits has become Chester County’s biggest growth area. Nearby I-77 at Exit 65 and the availability of land with water and sewer access along SC Highway 9 have attracted commercial, industrial, and housing developments to this area, with the potential for a bigger boom in the very near future. The Exit 65 Interchange of I-77, connecting it to SC Highway 9, has been designated “The Gateway to Chester County.”
Come visit one of South Carolina’s best kept secrets in small town living and explore our impressive past, meet our friendly citizens, experience our old-fashioned Southern hospitality, and discover all the unique qualities that make the Town of Richburg feel like home.