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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.

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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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 Riverside County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Riverside County: La Paz (AZ), Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino & San Diego.

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:

  • Riverside County     (The home county of Riverside)
    • Rubidoux [Riverside County]
    • Arlington [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Riverside County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Bannockburn Village [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannockburn Village
      • Bannockburn Village [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bannockburn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bannockburn Village
    • De Anza Village [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Anza Village
      • De Anza Village [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Anza Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Anza Village
    • Sunnyslope [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • Pedley [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedley
      • Pedley [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedley
    • Highgrove [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgrove
      • Highgrove [Riverside County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgrove
    • Jurupa Valley [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jurupa Valley
      • Jurupa Valley [Riverside County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,745 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jurupa Valley
    • Woodcrest [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodcrest
      • Woodcrest [Riverside County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodcrest
    • Glen Avon [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Avon
      • Glen Avon [Riverside County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Avon
    • Mira Loma [Riverside County]
    • March Field [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for March Field
      • March Field [Riverside County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for March Field have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on March Field
    • Home Gardens [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Gardens
      • Home Gardens [Riverside County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Gardens
  • Los Angeles County
    • Claremont [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Los Angeles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<2>
    • Pomona [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomona
      • Pomona [Los Angeles County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomona<2>
    • La Verne [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Verne
      • La Verne [Los Angeles County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Verne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Verne<2>
    • Mount Baldy [Los Angeles County]
    • Diamond Bar [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Bar
      • Diamond Bar [Los Angeles County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Bar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamond Bar<2>
    • Spadra [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spadra
      • Spadra [Los Angeles County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spadra have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spadra
    • San Dimas [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Dimas
      • San Dimas [Los Angeles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Dimas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Dimas<2>
    • Charter Oak [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Oak
      • Charter Oak [Los Angeles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charter Oak
    • Walnut [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Los Angeles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<2>
    • Glendora [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Los Angeles County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<2>
    • Covina [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covina
      • Covina [Los Angeles County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covina<2>
    • Rowland Heights [Los Angeles County]
    • South San Jose Hills [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South San Jose Hills
      • South San Jose Hills [Los Angeles County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South San Jose Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South San Jose Hills
  • Orange County
    • Beeks Place [Orange County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beeks Place
      • Beeks Place [Orange County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beeks Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silverado Canyon [Orange County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverado Canyon
      • Silverado Canyon [Orange County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Silverado Canyon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Silverado [Orange County]
    • Anaheim Hills [Orange County]
    • Trabuco Canyon [Orange County]
    • Portola Hills [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portola Hills
      • Portola Hills [Orange County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portola Hills
    • Cowan Heights [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowan Heights
      • Cowan Heights [Orange County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan Heights
    • Foothill Ranch [Orange County]
    • Rancho Santa Margarita [Orange County]
    • Yorba Linda [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorba Linda
      • Yorba Linda [Orange County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,027 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorba Linda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorba Linda<2>
    • Trabuco Highlands [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trabuco Highlands
      • Trabuco Highlands [Orange County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trabuco Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trabuco Highlands
    • Panorama Heights [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Heights
      • Panorama Heights [Orange County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Heights
    • Atwood [Orange County]
  • San Bernardino County
    • Grand Terrace [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Terrace
      • Grand Terrace [San Bernardino County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Terrace<2>
    • Bloomington [San Bernardino County]
    • West Colton [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Colton
      • West Colton [San Bernardino County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Colton
    • Southridge Village [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southridge Village
      • Southridge Village [San Bernardino County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southridge Village
    • Colton [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colton
      • Colton [San Bernardino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<2>
    • Fontana [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana
      • Fontana [San Bernardino County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana<2>
    • Rialto [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rialto
      • Rialto [San Bernardino County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104,132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rialto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rialto<2>
    • Loma Linda [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma Linda
      • Loma Linda [San Bernardino County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loma Linda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loma Linda<2>
    • Mound City [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [San Bernardino County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bryn Mawr [San Bernardino County]
    • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Bernardino
      • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217,491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Bernardino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Bernardino<2>
    • Marigold [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marigold
      • Marigold [San Bernardino County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marigold
    • Etiwanda [San Bernardino County]
  • San Diego County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of 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 223 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Riverside. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Riverside and those printed in the larger area surrounding Riverside.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Riverside.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 California

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 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.

  • Olivewood Memorial Park
  • Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Agua Mansa Cemetery
  • Green Acres Memorial Park
  • Crestlawn Memorial Park
  • Riverside National Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hermosa Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hermosa Gardens Cemetery
      • Hermosa Gardens Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Riverside.
      • Hermosa Gardens Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Colton Cemetery
      • Hermosa Cemetery
      • Hermosa Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa Gardens Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8022<5>
    • Veterans Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Veterans Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Veterans Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Veterans Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverside.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veterans Memorial Park
    • Montecito Memorial Park
    • Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery
    • Sunny Shope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunny Shope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunny Shope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunny Shope Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Shope Cemetery
    • Rialto Park Cemetery
    • Home of Eternity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home of Eternity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Home of Eternity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Home of Eternity Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home of Eternity Cemetery
    • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside.
      • Hillside Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hillside Cemetery Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8029<5>

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Riverside had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Riverside had a population of 330,786 people.

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

  • Riverside [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside [Riverside County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330,786 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverside had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
  • Declezville [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Declezville
    • Declezville [San Bernardino County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Declezville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Declezville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Declezville
  • Colton [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colton
    • Colton [San Bernardino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,315 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,661 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<2>
  • Declez [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Declez
    • Declez [San Bernardino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Declez had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Declez have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Declez
  • Mound City [San Bernardino County] - Historic
    • While Mound City was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
    • Mound City [San Bernardino County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mound City had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rialto [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rialto
    • Rialto [San Bernardino County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104,132 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rialto had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rialto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rialto<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Victoria [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victoria
      • Victoria [San Bernardino County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Victoria had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victoria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victoria
    • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Bernardino
      • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,012 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217,491 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Bernardino had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Bernardino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Bernardino<2>
    • Rochester [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [San Bernardino County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Lugonia [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • While Lugonia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lugonia
      • Lugonia [San Bernardino County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lugonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lugonia. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Etiwanda [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etiwanda
      • Etiwanda [San Bernardino County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Etiwanda had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etiwanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etiwanda<2>
    • Grapeland [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • While Grapeland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [San Bernardino County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grapeland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redlands [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redlands
      • Redlands [San Bernardino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,904 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,271 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Redlands had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redlands<2>
    • North Cucamonga [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cucamonga
      • North Cucamonga [San Bernardino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Cucamonga had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cucamonga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cucamonga
    • Ontario [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ontario
      • Ontario [San Bernardino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 683 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183,393 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ontario had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Riverside ...

While our initial data about Riverside came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Riverside in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Riverside.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Riverside:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Riverside in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Riverside for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Riverside. See our Misc Page for Riverside for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Riverside:

The following mentioned Riverside as a scheduled stop:

City of Los Angeles: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Los Angeles (train schedule from 1956). The City of Los Angeles travelled between Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA)

City of Saint Louis: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Saint Louis (train schedule from 1957, 1967). The City of Saint Louis travelled between Saint Louis (MO) and Los Angeles (CA)

Gold Coast Limited: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Gold Coast Limited (schedule from 1951). The Gold Coast Limited travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Riverside County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Riverside: www.riversideca.gov/

The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RiversideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9535, Longitude: -117.3967    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Riverside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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