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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Riverton 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 Riverton. 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 Riverton.

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 Franklin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Franklin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Riverton is near Webster County and also Smith County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Webster County

Sighting report for Smith 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 Riverton.

How Far From Riverton 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 Riverton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Riverton to Franklin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,415 miles [11,933.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Riverton.

While the name Riverton is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Riverton, Colbert County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Our profile page for Riverton

This community is historic.<7>

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

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Riverton, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Riverton, Litchfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East.

Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East.

Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Southeast.

Reno County

Our profile page for Riverton, Reno County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Riverton, Greenup County

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

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

Louisiana

Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Riverton, Caldwell Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]

Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the North.

Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Riverton, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Riverton, Wicomico County   [Map]

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

Michigan

Mason County

Our profile page for Riverton, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Crow Wing County

Our profile page for Riverton, Crow Wing County   [Map]

Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Riverton, Bolivar County

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

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

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coahoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Riverton, Buchanan County

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

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Riverton, Lafayette County

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

Oregon County

Our profile page for Riverton, Oregon County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Southeast.

New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]

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

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Riverton, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Riverton, Pitt County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Riverton, Jackson County

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

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

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Riverton, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the East.

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cumberland County

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

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Riverton, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fentress County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Reeves County

Our profile page for Riverton, Reeves County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Riverton, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West.

Vermont

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverton, 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.

Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Riverton, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the East.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Riverton, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Riverton, Pendleton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East.

Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverton ...

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.

Amboy   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East of Riverton   [Map]

Franklin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Guide Rock   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lester Junction   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Norman   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Reamsville (KS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Red Cloud   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Republican City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Riverton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Pierce Lyden

Actor. He was born in Hildreth (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 8, 1908 and died in Orange (California) on Saturday October 10, 1998 at an age of 90. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Hildreth [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Riverton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index 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>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0897, Longitude: -98.7596     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverton 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 Riverton 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 322.014 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.812 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.606 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 Riverton 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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<9>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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