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Richland Junction, Washington
neighborhood
Location of Richland Junction, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Benton
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99353
Area code(s) 509
GNIS feature ID 1511258

Richland Junction is a neighborhood of Richland in Benton County, Washington, United States. It is located within the east city limits of Richland.

Original known as Chemna, Richland Junction was founded in 1900 by Benjamin Rosencrance, a settler who purchased land from the Northern Pacific Railway Company for use as the Benton Post Office. The name was changed to Richland in honor of Nelson Rich in 1905. Rich, a state legislator from Prosser, and a partner in an irrigation company, helped secure the townsite.

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