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Riverdale, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Riverdale.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Riverdale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Riverdale to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Riverdale to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Riverdale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverdale ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Riverdale.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Riverdale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 67 communities in the United States and Canada - with 63 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the West Northwest

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Bent County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bent County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hernando County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Hernando County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pasco County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Saint Johns County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the East

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the West Northwest

Oneida County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Oneida County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oneida County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North

Crawford County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greene County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Greene County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sullivan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverdale
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northeast

Hampden County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Grenada County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Grenada County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,587 miles [2,554 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bronx County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the Northeast

Oneida County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Riverdale
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dickey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McLean County

Our profile page for Riverdale, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hamilton County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Wood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Riverdale
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

Darlington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Darlington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Darlington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dillon County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dillon County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Goliad County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Goliad County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

Hampton City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampton City   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northeast

Southampton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Crook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Crook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Riverdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2360, Longitude: -87.5345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Riverdale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.099 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.738 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.65 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Riverdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverdale.



 
 
 

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