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Welcome to Riverside ...

Riverside is located in Lancaster County<1>.

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

When the people of Riverside refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Riversider<3>

Riverside is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Riverside lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Riverside: (803)

Communities Also Named Riverside ...

While we believe that this Riverside is located in Lancaster County, we know of another 3 South Carolina communities named Riverside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Abbeville, Anderson and Greenville County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 195 communities that are also named Riverside - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas (4), British Columbia, California (6), Colorado (3), Connecticut (3), Delaware, Florida (6), Georgia (9), Idaho (4), Illinois, Indiana (5), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (5), Montana (6), Nebraska (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (6), New Mexico (5), New York (7), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (7), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Dakota (2), Tennessee (9), Texas (3), Utah (4), Vermont (3), Virginia (7), Washington (6), West Virginia (7), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Riverside ...

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

  • Rock Hill [York County]
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    • Rock Hill [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<6>
  • Fort Mill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
    • Fort Mill [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<6>
  • Waxhaw [Union County]
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    • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<6>
  • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Riverside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
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      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<6>
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
    • Marvin [Union County]
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      • Marvin [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
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      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<6>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<6>
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverside ...

Looking for more information about Riverside? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Riverside, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Riverside.

Adding Riverside to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Riverside 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 Riverside was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lancaster, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Riverside refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Riverside may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverside) 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 Riverside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RiversideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7707, Longitude: -80.8410       In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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