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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverside ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Riverside (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riverside. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Riverside is located in Ritchie County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

Below are the counties that are near Riverside. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Riverside:

  • Ritchie County     (The home county of Riverside)
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<3>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<3>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<3>
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Braxton County
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<3>
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
  • Doddridge County
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
    • Smithburg [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithburg
      • Smithburg [Doddridge County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithburg
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberne
      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Baldwin [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Gilmer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
  • Harrison County
    • Salem [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Bristol [Harrison County]
  • Jackson County
    • Liverpool [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
  • Lewis County
    • Hurst [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurst
      • Hurst [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurst
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
  • Pleasants County
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • DeLong [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeLong
      • DeLong [Pleasants County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeLong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeLong
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<3>
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Roane County
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
  • Tyler County
    • Plum Run [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Tyler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • McKim [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKim
      • McKim [Tyler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKim
    • Friendly [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly
      • Friendly [Tyler County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly
    • Adonis [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adonis
      • Adonis [Tyler County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adonis
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<3>
    • Big Moses [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Moses
      • Big Moses [Tyler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Moses
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<3>
    • Paden City [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
      • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<3>
  • Wetzel County
    • New Martinsville [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Martinsville
      • New Martinsville [Wetzel County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Martinsville<3>
    • Pine Grove [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Wetzel County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<3>
    • Smithfield [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Wetzel County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
  • Wirt County
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<3>
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Palestine [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Wirt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
  • Wood County
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Parkers Towne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Towne
      • Parkers Towne [Wood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Towne
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Boaz [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
      • Boaz [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Vienna [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<3>
    • Williamstown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamstown<3>
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<3>
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Lubeck [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubeck
      • Lubeck [Wood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lubeck
    • Blennerhassett [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blennerhassett
      • Blennerhassett [Wood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blennerhassett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blennerhassett
  • Athens County (OH)
    • Youba [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youba
      • Youba [Athens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youba
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<3>
  • Meigs County (OH)
  • Monroe County (OH)
    • Graysville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Antioch [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Monroe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Sardis [Monroe County]
    • Stafford [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Woodsfield [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsfield
      • Woodsfield [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsfield<3>
  • Noble County (OH)
    • Dexter City [Noble County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter City
      • Dexter City [Noble County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter City
  • Washington County (OH)
    • Newell Run [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newell Run
      • Newell Run [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell Run
    • Yankeeburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeeburg
      • Yankeeburg [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankeeburg
    • Sandhill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandhill
    • Deucher [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deucher
      • Deucher [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deucher
    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<3>
    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<3>
    • Grandview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Matamoras [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
      • Matamoras [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Riverside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
    • Oak Grove [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Devola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devola
      • Devola [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devola
    • Alden [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Churchtown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchtown
      • Churchtown [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchtown
    • Redbush [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbush
      • Redbush [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbush

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Riverside, see our County-by-County Page for Riverside.

Newspapers Published in Riverside ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverside, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverside.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Riverside:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Riverside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverside.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Riverside covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • IOOF Cemetery
  • Swisher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swisher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swisher Cemetery
  • Heck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heck Cemetery
  • Six Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Six Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Six Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Cemetery
  • Lamb Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lamb Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lamb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamb Cemetery
  • Mason Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mason Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mason Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Morris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris Cemetery
    • Lynch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Cemetery
    • Elfritz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elfritz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elfritz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elfritz Cemetery
    • Stewart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart Cemetery
    • Metz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Metz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Metz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz Cemetery
    • Goose Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goose Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goose Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek Cemetery
    • Moyers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moyers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moyers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moyers Cemetery
    • Rexroach Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rexroach Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rexroach Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexroach Cemetery
    • Beckner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beckner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beckner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beckner Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckner Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Riverside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Riverside.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Riverside, with the one closest to Riverside listed first.

  • Cairo [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 425 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cairo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
  • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
  • Hartley [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
    • Hartley [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
  • Cokeleys [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeleys
    • Cokeleys [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokeleys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeleys
  • Rusk [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
    • Rusk [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rusk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
  • Cornwallis [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwallis
    • Cornwallis [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverside
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwallis
  • Continue List ...
    • Oxbow [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Nutter Farm [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Farm
      • Nutter Farm [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Farm
    • Petroleum [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petroleum
      • Petroleum [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Petroleum had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petroleum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petroleum
    • Cisco [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
      • Cisco [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 361 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<3>
    • Eaton [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eaton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 69 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Smithville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Ritchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
    • Goffs [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffs
      • Goffs [Ritchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverside
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffs

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Riverside. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riverside.

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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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1729, Longitude: -81.1768       In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Riverside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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