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Richlands Town

Richlands Town Hall is located at 302 S. Wilmington Street, Richlands, NC 28574; phone: 910-324-3301.

The third town (after Swansboro and Jacksonville) to figure in the county's historic development was Richlands in the northern agricultural heart of the county. Located on the road from Wilmington to New Bern, Richlands functioned as a crossroad community during the late antebellum period, with a store, several houses, and an academy. As the economic focus of the county shifted to agricultural production after the Civil War, Richlands grew and achieved incorporation in 1880. [1]

  1. Dan Pezzoni, Architectural Historian and Preservation Consultant, Historic and Architectural Resources of Onslow County, North Carolina, nomination document, 1988, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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