Richfield is a village in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,648 at the 2010 census. The village and the adjacent Richfield Township are approximately equidistant between the downtown areas of Akron and Cleveland. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. Richfield is the sister city of Wolfach, Germany. Richfield was founded in 1809 and incorporated in 1967. The village was named for the richness of their soil. Four of John Brown’s children are buried in Fairview Cemetery. The children, Austin, Charles, Peter and Sarah, all died in 1843 due to a smallpox epidemic when he was living in Richfield. In 1850 William Cullen Wilcox was born here. He was honoured by the South African Government in 2009. In 1970, Mayor Kenneth Swan signed an ordinance declaring Richfield Village the first “world city” in the United States. Richfield was the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1974 until 1994, they played at the Coliseum at Richfield.