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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during our research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Riverton had a population of 1,127 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Riverton had a population of 3,430 people.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Riverton, with the one closest to Riverton listed first.

  • Spaulding
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding
    • Spaulding is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
  • Barclay
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barclay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclay
    • Barclay is located in Sangamon County
  • Ridgely
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
    • Ridgely is located in Sangamon County
  • Dawson
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
    • Dawson is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson <3>
  • Sherman
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Rochester
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester <3>
  • Buffalo Hart
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Hart
    • Buffalo Hart is located in Sangamon County
  • Springfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Buffalo
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Williamsville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
    • Williamsville is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville <3>
  • Mechanicsburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Berry
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
    • Berry is located in Sangamon County
  • Cornland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Cantrall
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantrall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantrall
    • Cantrall is located in Sangamon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cantrall <3>
  • Fancy Prairie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Prairie
    • Fancy Prairie is located in Menard County
  • Lanesville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesville
    • Lanesville is located in Sangamon County
  • Bradfordton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradfordton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradfordton
    • Bradfordton is located in Sangamon County
  • Woodside
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
    • Woodside is located in Sangamon County
  • Cotton Hill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill is located in Sangamon County
  • Breckenridge
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breckenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
    • Breckenridge is located in Sangamon County
  • New City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City
    • New City is located in Sangamon County
  • Bolivia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
    • Bolivia is located in Christian County
  • Elkhart
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Athens
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Lake Fork
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Salisbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury is located in Sangamon County

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

The official website for Sangamon County: www.co.sangamon.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Riverton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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