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Welcome to Riverside ...

Riverside is located in Fairfield County<1>.

When the people of Riverside refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Riversider<2>

Riverside is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Riverside lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Riverside: (203) and (475)<4>

The ZIP code for Riverside: 06878<5>

Websites for Riverside ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Riverside, the following might be of interest:

Adding Riverside to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Riverside in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Riverside elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Riverside on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Riverside on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Riverside ...

While we believe that this Riverside is located in Fairfield County, we know of another 2 Connecticut communities named Riverside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hartford and New Haven County.

Beyond Connecticut, there are 195 communities that are also named Riverside - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas (4), British Columbia, California (6), Colorado (3), Delaware, Florida (6), Georgia (9), Idaho (4), Illinois, Indiana (5), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (5), Montana (6), Nebraska (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (6), New Mexico (5), New York (7), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (7), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (9), Texas (3), Utah (4), Vermont (3), Virginia (7), Washington (6), West Virginia (7), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Riverside.

Communities near Riverside ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Riverside.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
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    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Hamden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
      • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riverside. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riverside.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverside. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riverside.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside. See our Newspapers Page for Riverside.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverside ...

Looking for more information about Riverside? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Riverside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Riverside.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

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 State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Riverside refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Riverside may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Riverside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Riverside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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 Riverside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4282, Longitude: -73.2467    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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