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1890 Communities Near Riverdale ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Riverdale in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Riverdale.

  • Alpine [Chattooga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Chattooga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Bankhead [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankhead
    • Bankhead [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bankhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bankhead
  • Blake [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake
    • Blake [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
  • Broomtown [Cherokee County]
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    • Broomtown [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broomtown
  • Cedar Grove [Walker County]
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    • Cedar Grove [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 370 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Chavies [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chavies
    • Chavies [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chavies
  • Chelsea [Chattooga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
    • Chelsea [Chattooga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelsea have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
  • Chesterfield [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
    • Chesterfield [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
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    • Cordell [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordell
      • Cordell [DeKalb County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cordell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Fairview [Chattooga County] - Historic
      • While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Chattooga County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
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      • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,698 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<4>
    • Grover [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
    • Henagar [DeKalb County]
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      • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<4>
    • Ider [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ider
      • Ider [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ider have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ider had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ider
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ider<4>
    • Jamestown [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Kaolin [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaolin
      • Kaolin [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaolin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaolin
    • Lyerly [Chattooga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyerly
      • Lyerly [Chattooga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyerly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lyerly had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyerly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyerly<4>
    • Mahan [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahan
      • Mahan [DeKalb County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mahan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Menlo [Chattooga County]
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      • Menlo [Chattooga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menlo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Menlo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menlo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menlo<4>
    • Mentone [DeKalb County]
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      • Mentone [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mentone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mentone<4>
    • Musgrove [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musgrove
      • Musgrove [DeKalb County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Musgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
    • New Moon [Cherokee County]
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      • New Moon [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Moon
    • Rising Fawn [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Fawn
      • Rising Fawn [Dade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Fawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 927 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rising Fawn had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Fawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Fawn<4>
    • Rosalie [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosalie
      • Rosalie [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosalie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosalie
    • Snake Creek [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake Creek
      • Snake Creek [DeKalb County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Starkville [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Cherokee County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Sulphur Springs [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Summerville [Chattooga County]
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      • Summerville [Chattooga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 560 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Summerville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<4>
    • Valley Head [DeKalb County]
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      • Valley Head [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 233 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 549 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Head<4>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5601, Longitude: -85.5808       In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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