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Welcome to Riverside ...

The city of Riverside is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Riverside is located in Walker County<1>.

The location of Riverside has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Riverside has a population of 539 people<4> (see below for details).

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

The community of Riverside is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Riverside: (936)

The ZIP code for Riverside: 77367<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Riverside had an population of 539 people. This is an increase of 5.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverside had a population of 510 people. This makes Riverside the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 510 people, the population of Riverside increased 20% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 425 people).

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

Communities Also Named Riverside ...

While we believe that this Riverside is located in Walker County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Riverside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cameron and Tarrant County.

Beyond Texas, 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 Carolina (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (9), 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.

  • Huntsville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Riverside and is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<8>
  • Onalaska (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
    • Onalaska lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Riverside and is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onalaska<8>
  • Trinity (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
    • Trinity lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Riverside and is located in Trinity County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<8>
  • Point Blank (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Blank
    • Point Blank lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Riverside and is located in San Jacinto County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Blank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Blank<8>
  • Lovelady (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelady
    • Lovelady lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Riverside and is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelady<8>
  • Oakhurst (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
    • Oakhurst lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Riverside and is located in San Jacinto County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakhurst<8>
  • Dodge (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Riverside and is located in Walker County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<8>
  • Mill Town (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
    • Mill Town lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Riverside and is located in Trinity County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
  • Kittrell (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
    • Kittrell lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Riverside and is located in Walker County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
  • Chita (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chita
    • Chita lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Riverside and is located in Trinity County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chita

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Riverside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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).

We also found Riverside on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Riverside

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Walker County

About Texas

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 Walker County: www.co.walker.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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 city'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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverside.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Riverside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Riverside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverside) 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 Riverside. 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 RiversideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8475, Longitude: -95.3986       In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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