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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverside ...

So far, we have found very little information about Riverside. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Riverside to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Riverside, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Riverside (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riverside. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Riverside is historic, it would have been located within present day Valley 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 Valley County: Daniels, Garfield, McCone, Phillips & Roosevelt.

Below are the counties that are near Riverside. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Riverside:

  • Valley County     (The home county of Riverside)
    • Glasgow [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Vandalia [Valley County]
    • Saint Marie [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marie
      • Saint Marie [Valley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marie<3>
    • Hinsdale [Valley County]
    • Nashua [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Valley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
    • Fort Peck [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Peck
      • Fort Peck [Valley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Peck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Peck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Peck<3>
    • Larslan [Valley County]
    • Frazer [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazer
      • Frazer [Valley County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frazer<3>
    • Lustre [Valley County]
  • McCone County
    • McCone City [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCone City
      • McCone City [McCone County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCone City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Phillips County
    • Saco [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
      • Saco [Phillips County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Riverside ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverside, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverside.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Riverside:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Riverside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverside.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Riverside covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Highland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside.
    • Highland Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Glasgow Highland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20895<5>
  • Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Gardens lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Gardens
  • Galpin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Galpin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galpin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Galpin Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galpin Cemetery
  • Hillview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillview Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview Cemetery
  • Nashua Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nashua Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nashua Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nashua Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua Cemetery
  • Ft. Peck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Peck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Peck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ft. Peck Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Peck Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Peck Dam Disaster Memorial

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.

While we didn't find Riverside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Riverside.

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

  • Glasgow [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 338 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasgow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Vandalia [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
    • Vandalia [Valley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vandalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vandalia<3>
  • Hinsdale [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
    • Hinsdale [Valley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hinsdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinsdale<3>
  • Nashua [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Valley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nashua had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
  • Beaverton [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
    • Beaverton [Valley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beaverton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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 Riverside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2622, Longitude: -106.7381       In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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