RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Riverdale, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AL
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Riverdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Riverdale and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Riverdale:
    • 34.560084, -85.580798
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Riverdale
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Riverdale ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Riverdale.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Riverdale.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 67 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 67 communities, 63 are located in the United States and eight are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Riverdale is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Riverdale.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This Riverdale is located in Sebastian County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the west of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Riverdale.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Riverdale is located in Fresno County and lies 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Riverdale.
      • Mendocino County
      • This Riverdale is located in Mendocino County and lies 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Riverdale.
    • Colorado
      • Bent County
      • This Riverdale is located in Bent County and lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bent County community of Riverdale.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Riverdale is located in Middlesex County and lies 854 miles [1,374.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Riverdale.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Riverdale is located in Sussex County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Riverdale.
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Riverdale [Hernando County].
      • Pasco County
      • This Riverdale is located in Pasco County and lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasco County community of Riverdale.
      • Saint Johns County
      • This Riverdale is located in Saint Johns County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km] to the southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Johns County community of Riverdale.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Riverdale is located in Clayton County and lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Riverdale.
      • Dougherty County
      • This Riverdale is located in Dougherty County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km] to the south southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of Riverdale.
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Riverdale is located in Benewah County and lies 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Riverdale.
      • Franklin County
      • This Riverdale is located in Franklin County and lies 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Riverdale.
      • Oneida County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Riverdale [Oneida County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Riverdale is located in Cook County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Riverdale.
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Riverdale [Crawford County].
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Riverdale [Greene County].
      • Winnebago County
      • This Riverdale is located in Winnebago County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km] to the north northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Riverdale.
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Riverdale [Sullivan County].
    • Iowa
      • Scott County
      • This Riverdale is located in Scott County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Riverdale.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • This Riverdale is located in Sumner County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Riverdale.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Riverdale is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Riverdale.
      • Prince George's County
      • This Riverdale is located in Prince George's County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km] to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Riverdale.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Riverdale is located in Essex County and lies 976 miles [1,570.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Riverdale.
      • Hampden County
      • This Riverdale is located in Hampden County and lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Riverdale.
      • Norfolk County
      • This Riverdale is located in Norfolk County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Riverdale.
      • Worcester County
      • This Riverdale is located in Worcester County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Riverdale.
    • Michigan
      • Gratiot County
      • This Riverdale is located in Gratiot County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km]<1> to the north of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gratiot County community of Riverdale.
    • Mississippi
      • Grenada County
      • This Riverdale is located in Grenada County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<1> to the west of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grenada County community of Riverdale.
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Riverdale is located in Christian County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Riverdale.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Riverdale is located in Cascade County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Riverdale.
    • Nebraska
      • Buffalo County
      • This Riverdale is located in Buffalo County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Riverdale.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Riverdale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Riverdale.
    • New York
      • Bronx County
      • This Riverdale is located in Bronx County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bronx County community of Riverdale.
      • Oneida County
      • This Riverdale is located in Oneida County and lies 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Riverdale.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Riverdale.
    • North Carolina
      • Craven County
      • This Riverdale is located in Craven County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the east of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craven County community of Riverdale.
      • Pitt County
      • This Riverdale is located in Pitt County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km] to the east of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Riverdale.
    • North Dakota
      • Dickey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Riverdale [Dickey County].
      • McLean County
      • This Riverdale is located in McLean County and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Riverdale.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Riverdale lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hamilton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Riverdale.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Riverdale is located in Montgomery County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the north of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Riverdale.
      • Pike County
      • This Riverdale is located in Pike County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km] to the north northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Riverdale.
      • Washington County
      • This Riverdale is located in Washington County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km] to the north northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Riverdale.
      • Wood County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Riverdale [Wood County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Riverdale.
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • This Riverdale is located in Multnomah County and lies 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Riverdale.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Riverdale [Washington County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Riverdale lies 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • South Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Riverdale is located in Beaufort County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Riverdale.
      • Darlington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Riverdale [Darlington County].
      • Dillon County
      • This Riverdale is located in Dillon County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km] to the east of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Riverdale.
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Riverdale is located in Orangeburg County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the east southeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Riverdale.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Riverdale is located in Spartanburg County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km] to the east of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Riverdale.
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Riverdale is located in Knox County and lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Riverdale.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Riverdale is located in Rutherford County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Riverdale.
    • Texas
      • Goliad County
      • This Riverdale is located in Goliad County and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Goliad County community of Riverdale.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Riverdale is located in Weber County and lies 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Riverdale.
    • Virginia
      • Chesapeake City
      • This Riverdale is located in Chesapeake City and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesapeake City community of Riverdale.
      • Halifax County
      • This Riverdale is located in Halifax County and lies 402 miles [647 km] to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Riverdale.
      • Hampton City
      • This Riverdale is located in Hampton City and lies 543 miles [873.9 km] to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton City community of Riverdale.
      • Prince George County
      • This Riverdale is located in Prince George County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km] to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George County community of Riverdale.
      • Roanoke City
      • This Riverdale is located in Roanoke City and lies 367 miles [590.6 km] to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke City community of Riverdale.
      • Southampton County
      • This Riverdale is located in Southampton County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km] to the east northeast of the Riverdale that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Southampton County community of Riverdale.
    • Wyoming
      • Crook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Riverdale [Crook 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Alpine [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Cloudland [Chattooga County]
  • Council Bluff [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Bluff
    • Council Bluff [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Bluff
  • Fisher Crossroads [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Crossroads
    • Fisher Crossroads [DeKalb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Crossroads
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Five Points [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Head River [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Head River
      • Head River [Dade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Head River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Head River
    • High Point [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
      • High Point [DeKalb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Mays Gulf [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Gulf
      • Mays Gulf [DeKalb County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mineral Springs [Chattooga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Chattooga County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Home [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Home
      • New Home [DeKalb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Home
    • Oak Grove [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [DeKalb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Snake Creek [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake Creek
      • Snake Creek [DeKalb County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stamp [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamp
      • Stamp [DeKalb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamp
    • Valley Head [DeKalb County]

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Riverdale.
      • Rocky Face is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast of Riverdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<6>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Riverdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<6>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Riverdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<6>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Riverdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<6>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • 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 the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Riverdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<6>

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 beginning in Riverdale and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Payne, which is the Seat of DeKalb County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Riverdale to Fort Payne, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, 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) 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,451 miles [10,381.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,037 miles [8,106.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.997 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.648 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.569 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020