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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.

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 Cascade County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cascade County: Chouteau, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Meagher & Teton.

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:

  • Cascade County     (The home county of Riverdale)
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<3>
    • Cascade [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
    • Sun Prairie [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
      • Sun Prairie [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
    • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Manchester [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Fort Shaw [Cascade County]
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<3>
    • Eden [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Cascade County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Great Falls [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
    • Simms [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simms
      • Simms [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simms<3>
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
      • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<3>
    • Countryside Village [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
      • Countryside Village [Cascade County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside Village
  • Chouteau County
  • Judith Basin County
  • Lewis and Clark County
    • Craig [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn Crossing
      • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dearborn Crossing has also been known as:
      • Dearborn City
      • Dearborn
    • Wolf Creek [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Augusta [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Teton County
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<3>
    • Fairfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Teton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Dutton [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutton
      • Dutton [Teton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutton<3>

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 39 miles [62.8 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 helpful 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 Montana

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.

  • Fair Haven Colony Cemetery
  • Castner Falls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Castner Falls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Castner Falls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castner Falls Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Chestnut Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chestnut Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chestnut Valley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Riverdale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Valley Cemetery
  • Ulm Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ulm Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ulm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ulm Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm Cemetery
  • Cascade Colony Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sun River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sun River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sun River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sun River Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River Cemetery
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Memorial Gardens lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Vaughn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaughn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vaughn Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Cemetery
    • St. Peters Mission Cemetery
    • Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
    • Ft. Shaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Shaw Cemetery
      • Ft. Shaw Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale.
      • Ft. Shaw Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. Shaw Military Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Shaw Cemetery
    • Red Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Butte Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • The Calvary Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Great Falls.Stated another way, Calvary Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20799<4>
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • The Highland Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Great Falls.More precisely, Highland Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20910<4>

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.<5>

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.

  • Saint Clair [Cascade County] - Historic
    • While Saint Clair was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
    • Saint Clair [Cascade County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cascade [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Cascade 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: 187 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascade had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
  • Truly [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truly
    • Truly [Cascade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Truly had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truly
  • Ulm [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
    • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ulm had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<3>
  • Sun River [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
    • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 316 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sun River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<3>
  • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
    • Vaughn [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughn<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Saint Peter [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peter
      • Saint Peter [Cascade County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Peter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peter
    • Great Falls [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,979 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Great Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
    • Mid Canon [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mid Canon
      • Mid Canon [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mid Canon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mid Canon
    • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Coulee
      • Sand Coulee [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sand Coulee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Coulee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Coulee<3>
    • North Great Falls [Cascade County] - Historic
      • While North Great Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Great Falls
      • North Great Falls [Cascade County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Great Falls had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Great Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Watson [Cascade County] - Historic
      • While Watson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Cascade County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Watson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Millegan [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millegan
      • Millegan [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millegan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millegan
    • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • While Dearborn Crossing was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn Crossing
      • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dearborn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dearborn Crossing has also been known as:
      • Dearborn City
      • Dearborn
    • Craig [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
      • Craig [Lewis and Clark County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Craig had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craig<3>

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 Cascade County: www.co.cascade.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 47.3466, Longitude: -111.5928       In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have 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.
<4>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.
<5>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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