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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Ritchey is approximately 62 (1990), 82 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36 (1990), 32 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ritchey is 0.132 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ritchey to Washington DC is 983 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ritchey is positioned 36.94 degrees north of the equator and 94.18 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ritchey Historical Events

Ritchey Missiouri, is named after the first white person born, approximately 1835, named James Ritchey. He is the son of Matthew Henry Ritchey, born 1813 in Overland County, Tennessee.
Matthew Ritchey built a house in 1845 in Newtonia, Missiouri, which still stands to this date. The house has it's own cemetery with family members buried there. Also, the house served as a field hospital for both the North and South armies in the Civil war. I am a direct descendant of Matthew Henry Ritchey, with the genealogical line as follows: Matthew Henry Ritchey born 1813
James Ritchey born1835
Henry Ritchey born 1860
Bruce Ritchey born 1880
Clark Ritchey born 1905
Clark R. Ritchey born 1927
myself Brad Ritchey born 1947
More information is available along with photographs of all of the Ritchey's including James Ritchey, the name sake of "Ritchey" Missouri E-mail: if you have any additional information or would like to know more about this genealogy.

Ritchey Community News

My great-grandparents John Griffin and Matilda Bolenbaugh Mauller owned a farm in Ritchey MO. and are buried there. My grandfather Vernon Mauller and his brother and sisters were born there. I would like to hear from anyone that may have information on Humphrey Cemetery in Ritchey and anything about Ritchey MO.
Pat Mauller Short

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