- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Richland, which was located in the far southeast corner of Monmouth township, was purchased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1960s as part of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-874, 23 Oct 1962). This act authorized land acquisition for Clinton Lake. By 1974, the town was vacated and the remaining buildings were demolished shortly thereafter. Even though Richland was demolished for this project, the land site is not currently underwater and fragments of paved streets, ruined buildings and Richland Cemetery are still in evidence.