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Introduction ...

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

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Around Riverside ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Riverside. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Riverside and has a population of 193,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Riverside and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blountsville   [Map]   1,694   W   5 miles [8 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   1,313   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gum Springs   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nectar   [Map]   344   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rosa   [Map]   318   S   5 miles [8 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Blount County ...

Riverside is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverside ...

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

Clarence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Riverside   [Map]
Craig   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fowler Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fridays Crossing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Murphy Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Royal   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Susan Moore   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Riverside.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Riverside. 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 Riverside. 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 to see 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 Riverside ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NW   34 miles [54.7 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Riverside.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   142 miles [228.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   185 miles [297.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NW   34 miles [54.7 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: 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 Riverside.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0676, Longitude: -86.4933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Riverside), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverside.