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Riverside, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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The location of Riverside

Our Genealogy Helper for Riverside ...

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 Riverside (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 Riverside. 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 hospitals and 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.

Riverside is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Riverside)
  Hanceville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Holly Pond   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  White City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  East Point   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Black Bottom   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gum Springs   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Blountsville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Nectar   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rosa   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Summit   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Deavers   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Craig   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Egypt   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ivalee   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mountainboro   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Attalla   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trafford   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Warrior   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kimberly   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Majestic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Crosston   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Morris   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corner   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pinson   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Triana   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  English Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arab   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Horton   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bartlett - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gregory   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eva   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lacon   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Danville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
  Springville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Clair Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Steele   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Argo   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ashville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Margaret   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Turnbough Town   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Branchville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Odenville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Acmar   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moody   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wattsville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dunnavant   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Creel   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Empire   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Powellville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burrows Crossroads   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burnwell   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dora   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Quinton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Addison   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arley   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Houston   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Riverside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverside.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daileys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Riverside ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverside, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverside.

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.<2>

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

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

Walter   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverside
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,670 people in 2017)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverside
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverside
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 499 people in 2017)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverside
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Riverside
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Riverside
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Riverside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Riverside in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Riverside:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Cullman County

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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cullman 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 Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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- Riverside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0948, Longitude: -86.6678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Riverside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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