Richmond, Utah - a city in Cache County, Utah,USA


Richmond, Utah is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 2,470 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 2,535 in 2014. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), all of it land.

Agrippa Cooper was the first settler in Richmond in the mid-1850s. Within a few years a scattering of log cabins, dugouts, and a log fort had been built. In 1860, a sawmill and a schoolhouse were erected.The city was likely named in honor of LDS apostle Charles C. Rich, though it may also have been named for the rich local soil or for Richmond, London, the hometown of some of its English settlers.

Richmond was incorporated in 1868.

Holstein cows were brought to Richmond in 1904, and thrived so well that the town was recognized as Utah's Holstein center. In 1912, the Richmond Holstein Cow Show was the first in the county. Now called Richmond's "Black & White Days", the show continues into its 98th year, and features carnival rides, food vendors, and a horse pull parade.

The town's first two creameries—Cache Valley Dairy and Union Creamery—each produced up to 40,000 pounds of milk per day in 1902. The creameries were absorbed by Utah Condensed Milk Company in 1904, and then reorganized as Sego Milk Products in 1920. For many years, the plant was the largest operation west of the Mississippi.

In 1971, Richmond resident Arthur Morin and 11 of his children drove 2,700 miles (4,300 km) in a camper to Lehigh Acres, Florida, to compete as finalists in the All American Family competition.

Part of the film Napoleon Dynamite was filmed in Richmond.

The hillside letters "NC" (for "North Cache") are visible on a mountainside east of Richmond at 41.9243°N 111.7867°W.


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