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Richwoods, Missouri
Location of Richwoods, Missouri
Location of Richwoods, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Washington
Settled 1830
810 ft (250 m)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
GNIS feature ID 725284

Richwoods is an unincorporated community in northeastern Washington County, Missouri, United States. It is located on Missouri Route A one mile east of Missouri Route 47, approximately 15 miles west of De Soto and 19 miles south of St. Clair.


The first settlement at Richwoods was made ca. 1830. The community was named for the dense forest near the original town site. A post office has been in operation at Richwoods since 1832.

Local Events

Tractor Pull in Richwoods Missouri
Antique Tractor Pull in Richwoods, Missouri 2009
  • Easter Egg Hunt (The Saturday after Easter at the Richwoods Fire Department)
  • Bear Cove Mud Sling (April - October One Day a Month located at Bear Cove Rd)
  • ROMP MX (Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Free Fireworks Display (Saturday after July 4)
  • Antique Tractor Pull (Sept) Richwoods Lions Club
  • Twisted Minds Haunted House (Fridays and Saturdays and Halloween night in October)
  • Haunted Hayride (Last two Fridays and Saturdays in October)
  • Christmas Parade (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
  • Christmas Bazaar (Saturday after Thanksgiving) Richwoods R-7 School.


The Richwoods area is served by the Richwoods School District (R-7). They offer pre-school and kindergarten through eighth grade. After the completion of the eighth grade, students may choose to attend high schools in the following areas: Potosi, Grandview, Kingston, DeSoto, St. Clair, or Sullivan.

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