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Welcome to Riverton ...

Riverton is located in Pendleton County<1>.

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

Riverton is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Riverton: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Riverton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Riverton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

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), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington 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 [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Harman [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
    • Harman [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Riverton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harman<6>
  • Circleville [Pendleton County]
  • Onego [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onego
    • Onego [Pendleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Riverton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onego
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitmer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmer
      • Whitmer [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmer
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
    • Propstburg [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Propstburg
      • Propstburg [Pendleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Propstburg
    • Wymer [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wymer
      • Wymer [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wymer
    • Harper [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Pendleton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Riverton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Pendleton, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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- Riverton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7440, Longitude: -79.4359       In this case, the coordinates for Riverton 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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