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Welcome to Riverton ...

The village of Riverton is located in Franklin County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Riverton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Riverton has a population of 84 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Riverton.

Riverton is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Riverton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Riverton is located in the (308) area code.

The ZIP code for Riverton: 68972<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Riverton had an population of 84 people. This is a decrease of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 42.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverton had a population of 89 people. This makes Riverton the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 89 people, the population of Riverton decreased 38.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 145 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Riverton.

Communities Also Named Riverton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Riverton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Riverton ...

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

  • Franklin [Franklin County]
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    • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Riverton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<8>
  • Red Cloud [Webster County]
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    • Red Cloud [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Riverton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Cloud have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cloud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cloud<8>
  • Campbell [Franklin County]
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    • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Riverton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<8>
  • Bladen [Webster County]
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    • Bladen [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Riverton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladen<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Upland [Franklin County]
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      • Upland [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Riverton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<8>
    • Bloomington [Franklin County]
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      • Bloomington [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Riverton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<8>
    • Cowles [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowles
      • Cowles [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Riverton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowles
    • Inavale [Webster County]
    • Womer [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womer
      • Womer [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womer
    • Macon [Franklin County]
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      • Macon [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon

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 Riverton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riverton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverton. 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 Riverton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverton ...

Looking for more information about Riverton? 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 Riverton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Riverton.

Adding Riverton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Riverton was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Riverton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Franklin County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 village (such as Riverton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Riverton 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RivertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0894, Longitude: -98.7590       In this case, the coordinates for Riverton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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.
<8>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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