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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Riverdale.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Riverdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Riverdale and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Riverdale and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Riverdale. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Riverdale.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Buffalo County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Buffalo County sighting report from eBird.

Since Riverdale is near Kearney County and also Dawson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Kearney County

Sighting report for Dawson County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Riverdale.

How Far From Riverdale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Riverdale to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Riverdale and extending to:

  • Kearney [Map], which is the Seat of Buffalo County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Riverdale to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,635 miles [10,678 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverdale ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Riverdale.

While the name Riverdale is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 68 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Riverdale, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sebastian County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Southeast.

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Fresno County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the West.

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Mendocino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Bent County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bent County   [Map]

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southwest.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the East.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the East.

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hernando County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Hernando County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pasco County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the Southeast.

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Saint Johns County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Benewah County   [Map]

Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northwest.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Oneida County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Oneida County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Oneida County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East.

Crawford County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Crawford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greene County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Winnebago County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sullivan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverdale

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Hampden County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Grenada County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Grenada County   [Map]

Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Christian County   [Map]

Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Southeast.

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Cascade County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northwest.

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Bronx County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the East.

Oneida County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Riverdale

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Craven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dickey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dickey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McLean County

Our profile page for Riverdale, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hamilton County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East.

Pike County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the East.

Wood County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Wood County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Riverdale

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Multnomah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Washington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Darlington County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Darlington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Darlington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dillon County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Dillon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Goliad County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Goliad County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the South.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the West.

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the East.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the East.

Hampton City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Hampton City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the East.

Prince George County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Prince George County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the East.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Riverdale, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the East.

Southampton County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Southampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the East.

Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Riverdale, Crook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Crook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverdale ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alfalfa Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Riverdale   [Map]

Clyde   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elm Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Funk   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Hazard   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Heartwell   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Norman   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rockville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Valley City (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wood River   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

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 Buffalo County: www.buffalogov.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7839, Longitude: -99.1605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Riverdale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.347 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.283 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.701 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Riverdale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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