Welcome to Richwood, West Virginia, the southern gateway to the Monongahela National Forest and the federally protected Cranberry Wilderness. Richwood was settled in 1901 by the Cherry River Boom and Lumber Company. It derives its name from the wealth of natural resources found here. Today it is home to a population of 2,800 residents and has blossomed into a recreational paradise where visitors the world over come to fish, mountain bike, hike, camp and enjoy our rich mountain splendor. If you need a new vacation spot, try Richwood! If you have not been to Richwood in a while, plan your trip now! If you are retiring, consider settling down in this beautiful mountain community!