Classic Car Appraisal Services in Richards, Texas
If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.
Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Richards car appraisal.
Facts about Richards
Richards is an unincorporated community in Grimes County, Texas, United States located on Farm roads 1486 and 149 and the Burlington-Rock Island line in east central Grimes County.
It was founded in 1907, when the residents of several communities in the vicinity of Lake Creek moved to a newly constructed line of the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway where it crossed the road between Fairview (or Dolph) and Longstreet. The area had been settled by Anglo-American immigrants in the early 1830s, but no community was established until the coming of the railroad. Residents of Fairview and Longstreet led the migration to Richards; some employed log rollers to shift homes and businesses intact to the new townsite. Richards was named by railway officials for W. E. Richards, prominent South Texas banker and organizer of the Valley Route and Townsite Loan Company. Soon after the founding of Richards, the Longstreet post office was transferred there, with Jim Lieb as first postmaster. The Richards State Bank was organized by Green Davis and O. A. Hamilton. The early settlement had a drugstore, a hotel, a barbershop, a shoe shop, several general stores, and a weekly newspaper called the Richards Rustler. The Richards Methodist Church was established in 1914, when a meetinghouse was transported to the community from Fairview. In 1910 Richards had a population of 450, and in 1936 it had a 500 residents and eighteen businesses. After World War II its population declined to an estimated 425 by 1948 and to an estimated 305 by 1969, when it had four businesses. In 1990 Richards had an estimated 296 residents and three businesses. The population remained the same in 2000.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Richards has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.