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The location of Riverdale









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Riverdale.

This page contains six sections:

Around Riverdale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Riverdale. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies immediately south of Riverdale and has a population of 100,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Riverdale and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   E   46 miles [74 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,683   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   13,618   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,094   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,104   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,857   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,660   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coker   [Map]   980   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles

For more communities neighboring Riverdale, please visit our County-by-County Page for Riverdale.

Tuscaloosa County ...

Riverdale is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverdale ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Riverdale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Riverdale. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverdale. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Riverdale ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Riverdale.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Pickens Airport (FAA ID: 3M8)   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eutaw Muni. (FAA ID: 3A7)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
George Downer Airport (FAA ID: AIV)   [Map]   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Riverdale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Riverdale. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   ENE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   NW   187 miles [300.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   SSE   199 miles [320.3 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   NNE   205 miles [329.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   N   104 miles [167.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Pickens Airport (FAA ID: 3M8)   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport (FAA ID: 0A8)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eutaw Muni. (FAA ID: 3A7)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richard Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: M95)   [Map]   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greensboro Muni. (FAA ID: 7A0)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
George Downer Airport (FAA ID: AIV)   [Map]   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
  Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverdale.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 33.2360, Longitude: -87.5345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Riverdale), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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