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The location of Riverdale









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Riverdale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 and extending to:

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Riverdale to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,451 miles [10,381.9 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 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,037 miles [8,106.3 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 outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sebastian County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West.

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Fresno County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Bent County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast.

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 464 miles [746.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Saint Johns County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Benewah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the Northwest.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 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.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northwest.

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 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northwest.

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.

Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West Northwest.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverdale

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast.

Hampden County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the Northeast.

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Grenada County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Grenada County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West.

Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Christian County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cascade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Buffalo County   [Map]

Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northwest.

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bronx County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast.

Oneida County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast.

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.

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Craven County   [Map]

Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East.

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 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northeast.

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 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North.

Pike County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Wood County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Wood County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North.

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.

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Multnomah County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the West 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.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East Southeast.

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 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Northeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Texas

Goliad County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Goliad County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast.

Hampton City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampton City   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince George County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George County   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Southampton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Southampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverdale ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alpine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Riverdale   [Map]

Cloudland (GA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Council Bluff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Fisher Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Five Points   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Head River (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

High Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Mays Gulf (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mineral Springs (GA) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

New Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Snake Creek (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Stamp   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Valley Head   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Riverdale. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Katherine Stinson

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at an age of 86. She was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Fort Payne [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Riverdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.997 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.569 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Riverdale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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