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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 southeast 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 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.

Riverdale is located in Middlesex County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Hartford, New Haven & New London.

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:

  • Middlesex County     (The home county of Riverdale)
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<2>
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
    • Lake Pocotopaug [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Pocotopaug
      • Lake Pocotopaug [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Pocotopaug have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Pocotopaug
    • Higganum [Middlesex County]
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
  • Fairfield County
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
    • Stevenson [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson [Fairfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<2>
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Riverside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Fairfield County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Botsford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botsford
      • Botsford [Fairfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Botsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Botsford<2>
    • Sandy Hook [Fairfield County]
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
    • Trumbull [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trumbull
      • Trumbull [Fairfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trumbull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trumbull
    • Newtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Fairfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<2>
  • Hartford County
    • Taylor Town [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor Town
      • Taylor Town [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Town
    • South Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Glastonbury
      • South Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Glastonbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Glastonbury<2>
    • Marlborough [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
    • Marlborough [Hartford County]
    • Terramuggus [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terramuggus
      • Terramuggus [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terramuggus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terramuggus
    • East Berlin [Hartford County]
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]
    • Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
      • Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury
    • East Glastonbury [Hartford County]
    • Glastonbury Center [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury Center
      • Glastonbury Center [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury Center
    • Berlin [Hartford County]
  • Litchfield County
    • Pequabuck [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequabuck
      • Pequabuck [Litchfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pequabuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequabuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pequabuck<2>
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Greystone [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<2>
    • Oakville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Litchfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<2>
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomaston<2>
    • Browns Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Corner
      • Browns Corner [Litchfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Corner
    • Harwinton [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwinton
      • Harwinton [Litchfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwinton
    • Watertown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
      • Watertown [Litchfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • New Haven County
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<2>
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallingford
      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • Yalesville [New Haven County]
    • South Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Meriden
      • South Meriden [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Meriden
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
    • Madison [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [New Haven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Northford [New Haven County]
    • Autumn HIll [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autumn HIll
      • Autumn HIll [New Haven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autumn HIll
    • Guilford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford
      • Guilford [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
  • New London County
    • Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westchester
      • Westchester [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westchester
    • North Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westchester
      • North Westchester [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Westchester<2>
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<2>
    • Hadlyme [New London County]
    • Salem [New London County]
    • Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme
      • Lyme [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyme<2>
    • Salem [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Sterling City [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling City
      • Sterling City [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling City
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Gilman [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman<2>
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<2>
    • Bozrah [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozrah
      • Bozrah [New London County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozrah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozrah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozrah<2>
  • Tolland County
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Tolland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Amston [Tolland County]
    • Gay City [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay City
      • Gay City [Tolland County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gay City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Gay City:
      • Factory Hollow
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
    • Turnerville [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Tolland County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Turnerville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Tolland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<2>
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
    • Columbia [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Columbia [Tolland County]
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
  • Windham County
    • Willimantic [Windham County]
    • South Windham [Windham County]
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Windham [Windham County]
    • North Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Windham
      • North Windham [Windham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Windham<2>
    • Scotland [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Windham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Scotland [Windham County]
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaplin
      • Chaplin [Windham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaplin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaplin
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
    • West Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ashford
      • West Ashford [Windham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
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    • Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Warrenville [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenville
      • Warrenville [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenville
  • Hampden County (MA)
    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Longmeadow
    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmeadow
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • Hampden [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampden
      • Hampden [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Southwick [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
      • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwick
    • Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Monson [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monson
      • Monson [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monson
    • Westfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Wilbraham [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbraham
      • Wilbraham [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilbraham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbraham
    • Wales [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wales have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
  • Suffolk County (NY)
    • East Marion [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Marion
      • East Marion [Suffolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Marion<2>
    • Orient [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Suffolk County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<2>
    • Greenport [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenport
      • Greenport [Suffolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenport<2>
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
    • Dering Harbor [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dering Harbor
      • Dering Harbor [Suffolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dering Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dering Harbor
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southold<2>
    • Fishers Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Island
      • Fishers Island [Suffolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers Island<2>
    • Peconic [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peconic
      • Peconic [Suffolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peconic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peconic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peconic<2>
    • Shelter Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Island
      • Shelter Island [Suffolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelter Island<2>
    • Shelter Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Island
      • Shelter Island [Suffolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Island
    • Cutchogue [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutchogue
      • Cutchogue [Suffolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutchogue have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutchogue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cutchogue<2>
    • Mattituck [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattituck
      • Mattituck [Suffolk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattituck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattituck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mattituck<2>

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 55 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 14 miles [22.5 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 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 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 Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New York

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.

  • Union Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill Cemetery
  • St. Mary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary Cemetery
  • State Veterans Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the State Veterans Cemetery
    • The State Veterans Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Middletown.
    • State Veterans Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Connecticut Veterans Cemetery
    • Veterans Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Veterans Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #103790<5>
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Maromas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maromas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maromas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maromas Cemetery
  • Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Portland Burying Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Portland Burying Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Portland Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland Burying Ground
    • Swedish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swedish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swedish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swedish Cemetery
    • Seldom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seldom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seldom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seldom Cemetery
    • Hog Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hog Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hog Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Hill Cemetery
    • Skinnerville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skinnerville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skinnerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinnerville Cemetery
    • Wall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall Cemetery
    • St. Patricks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patricks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patricks Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Mortimer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mortimer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mortimer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortimer 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.

  • Maromas [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maromas
    • Maromas [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maromas had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maromas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maromas
  • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Haddam
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Middle Haddam had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Haddam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Haddam<2>
  • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobalt
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cobalt had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobalt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cobalt<2>
  • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildersleeve
    • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,500 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gildersleeve had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildersleeve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildersleeve
  • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cromwell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cromwell<2>
  • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,187 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Portland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9,013 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middletown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<2>
    • Higganum [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higganum
      • Higganum [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Higganum had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higganum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higganum<2>
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 975 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Hampton<2>
    • North Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cromwell
      • North Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Cromwell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cromwell
    • Haddam [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddam
      • Haddam [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Haddam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haddam<2>
    • Leesville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
      • Leesville [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
    • Westfield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westfield had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middlefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlefield<2>
    • Durham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 525 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<2>

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 State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.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- 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: 41.5615, Longitude: -72.5829       In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Riverdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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