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Our Genealogy Helper for Riderwood ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Riderwood (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riderwood. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Riderwood is located in Choctaw County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

Below are the counties that are near Riderwood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Riderwood:

  • Choctaw County     (The home county of Riderwood)
    • Lisman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
    • Butler [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<3>
    • Cromwell [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Needham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Choctaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Jachin [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jachin
      • Jachin [Choctaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jachin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jachin
    • Choctaw City [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw City
      • Choctaw City [Choctaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw City
    • Pelham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Toxey [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxey
      • Toxey [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toxey
    • Melvin [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Pennington [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Choctaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Gilbertown [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertown
      • Gilbertown [Choctaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbertown<3>
    • Cedahoma [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedahoma
      • Cedahoma [Choctaw County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bolinger [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolinger
      • Bolinger [Choctaw County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolinger
  • Clarke County
    • Morvin [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morvin
      • Morvin [Clarke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morvin
    • Campbell [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Clarke County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Fakit Chipunta [Clarke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fakit Chipunta
      • Fakit Chipunta [Clarke County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fakit Chipunta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coffeeville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
  • Marengo County
    • Putnam [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam [Marengo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
    • Barrons [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrons
      • Barrons [Marengo County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nanafalia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanafalia
      • Nanafalia [Marengo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanafalia
    • Myrtlewood [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
      • Myrtlewood [Marengo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
    • Half Acre [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Acre
      • Half Acre [Marengo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Former names for Half Acre: Hell's Half Acre and Luther's Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Acre
    • Beckleys [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckleys
      • Beckleys [Marengo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckleys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Griffins [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins
      • Griffins [Marengo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sweet Water [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Marengo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Blue Lock [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Lock
      • Blue Lock [Marengo County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Linden [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Marengo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Providence [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Marengo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Demopolis [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Demopolis
      • Demopolis [Marengo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Demopolis<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Ward [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • Derby [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Intercourse [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Intercourse
      • Intercourse [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Intercourse
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Former name for Cuba: Cuba Station
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • York [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Former names for York: New York Station and York Station
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Bellamy [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellamy
      • Bellamy [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy
    • Arrington [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrington
      • Arrington [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrington
    • Brewersville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewersville
      • Brewersville [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewersville
    • Livingston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Epes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
      • Epes [Sumter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
  • Washington County
    • Millry [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millry
      • Millry [Washington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millry<3>
  • Clarke County (MS)
    • Junction City [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
  • Lauderdale County (MS)
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
      • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
    • Smith [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Lauderdale County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Marion [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
  • Newton County (MS)
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
  • Wayne County (MS)
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Riderwood, see our County-by-County Page for Riderwood.

Newspapers Published in Riderwood ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riderwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riderwood, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riderwood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Riderwood:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Riderwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riderwood.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Riderwood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Scott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scott Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resthaven Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Memorial Gardens
  • Sardis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sardis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sardis Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis Cemetery
  • Episcopal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Episcopal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Episcopal Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Episcopal Cemetery
  • Providence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • McLendon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McLendon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLendon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLendon Cemetery
    • Butler City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butler City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Butler City Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butler City Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler City Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Tims Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tims Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tims Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tims Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tims Cemetery
    • Antioch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Antioch Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch Cemetery
    • Canathan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canathan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Canathan Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canathan Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canathan Cemetery
    • Eureka Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eureka Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eureka Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eureka Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Cemetery
    • Bogueloosa Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bogueloosa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bogueloosa Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bogueloosa Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogueloosa Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Riderwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Riderwood.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Riderwood, with the one closest to Riderwood listed first.

  • Pushmataha [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pushmataha
    • Pushmataha [Choctaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pushmataha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 146 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pushmataha
  • Hinton [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
  • Butler [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,721 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Butler had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<3>
  • Mount Sterling [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
    • Mount Sterling [Choctaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
  • Lusk [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lusk
    • Lusk [Choctaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lusk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lusk
  • Robjohn [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robjohn
    • Robjohn [Choctaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riderwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robjohn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robjohn
  • Continue List ...
    • Energy [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Energy
      • Energy [Clarke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Energy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Energy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Energy
    • Kinterbish [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinterbish
      • Kinterbish [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinterbish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinterbish
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riderwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whynot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
    • Melvin [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melvin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Ararat [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
    • Gaston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
    • Putnam [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam [Marengo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
    • Tompkinsville [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkinsville
      • Tompkinsville [Choctaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tompkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkinsville
    • Carmichael [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmichael
      • Carmichael [Clarke County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Riderwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmichael have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carmichael had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmichael

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Riderwood. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riderwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riderwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riderwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1288, Longitude: -88.3278       In this case, the coordinates for Riderwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Riderwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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