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Riverdale, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverdale ...

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 Riverdale (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 Riverdale. 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 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.

Riverdale is located in Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

  • Tuscaloosa County     (The home county of Riverdale)
    • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village
    • Holt [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
      • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
    • University [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for University. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • Alberta City [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta City
      • Alberta City [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta City
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
    • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside Village
      • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside Village
    • Sahama Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sahama Village
      • Sahama Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sahama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sahama Village
    • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Front Village
      • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Front Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Front Village
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
      • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<3>
    • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<3>
  • Bibb County
    • Egypt [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Bibb County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blocton Junction [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton Junction
      • Blocton Junction [Bibb County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocton Junction
    • North Bibb [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bibb
      • North Bibb [Bibb County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bibb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bibb
    • Green Pond [Bibb County]
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Scottsville [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville [Bibb County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Burmah [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burmah
      • Burmah [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burmah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fikestown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fikestown
      • Fikestown [Bibb County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fikestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bucktown [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktown
      • Bucktown [Bibb County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Blocton [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
      • West Blocton [Bibb County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Blocton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton<3>
    • Blocton [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocton
      • Blocton [Bibb County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Corinne [Bibb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinne
      • Corinne [Bibb County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Italian Town [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italian Town
      • Italian Town [Bibb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italian Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italian Town
  • Fayette County
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
    • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcraft Corner
      • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashcraft Corner
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk 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 Belk
  • Greene County
    • Knoxville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Greene County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Eutaw [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<3>
  • Hale County
    • Moundville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Hale County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<3>
    • Phipps [Hale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phipps
      • Phipps [Hale County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phipps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Village [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Village
      • Oak Village [Hale County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Village
    • Akron [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Hale County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
    • Sawyerville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerville
      • Sawyerville [Hale County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyerville<3>
    • Greensboro [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • North Johns [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Johns
      • North Johns [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Johns
    • Oak Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jefferson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Adger [Jefferson County]
    • Kimbrell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrell
      • Kimbrell [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrell
    • Toadvine [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toadvine
      • Toadvine [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toadvine
    • McCalla [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCalla
      • McCalla [Jefferson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCalla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCalla<3>
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<3>
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
      • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<3>
    • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Springs
      • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Springs<3>
    • Brighton [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<3>
    • Dolomite [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolomite
      • Dolomite [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolomite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolomite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolomite<3>
    • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>
    • Lipscomb [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipscomb
      • Lipscomb [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipscomb
  • Lamar County
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
  • Pickens County
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Stansel [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stansel
      • Stansel [Pickens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stansel
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Aliceville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
      • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<3>
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
  • Shelby County
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<3>
    • Maylene [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maylene
      • Maylene [Shelby County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maylene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maylene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maylene<3>
    • Alabaster [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
      • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<3>
    • Wilton [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Shelby County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Former names for Wilton: Birmingham Junction, Bismarck, Catoosa, Woods and Woodsborough
      • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
    • Montevallo [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevallo
      • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<3>
  • Walker County
    • Oakman [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
      • Oakman [Walker County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Former names for Oakman: Day's Gap and Marietta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman<3>
    • Parrish [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Quinton [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinton
      • Quinton [Walker County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Riverdale ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverdale, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverdale.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Riverdale:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Riverdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverdale.

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 Riverdale covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Robertson Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robertson Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robertson Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertson Chapel Cemetery
  • The Old Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the The Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the The Old Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Old Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Garden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Garden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Garden
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Alberta Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alberta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alberta Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Holt Cemetery
    • Stone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stone Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Cemetery
    • Williamson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Hopewell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
    • Chambers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chambers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chambers Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
    • Shirley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shirley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shirley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley 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.<6>

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

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

  • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 413 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Northport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
  • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,215 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
  • University [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
    • University [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for University. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, University had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
  • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
    • Cottondale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale 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: 420 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottondale<3>
  • Englewood [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
    • Englewood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Englewood had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
  • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling 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: 116 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coaling had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<3>
    • Hull [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Tuscaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull 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: 360 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hull had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Romulus [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romulus
      • Romulus [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romulus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
    • Foster's [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster's
      • Foster's [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster's
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foster's<3>
    • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samantha
      • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samantha
    • Sylvan [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan
      • Sylvan [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan 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: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan
    • Dudley [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dudley had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
    • Hagler [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagler
      • Hagler [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagler

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

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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 Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2360, Longitude: -87.5345       In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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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