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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Riverton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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 to:

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Pendleton County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Riverton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,005 miles [9,664.1 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 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 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 West Virginia, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Riverton, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the West Southwest

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 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Riverton, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the West

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.

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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.

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Louisiana

Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Riverton, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Riverton, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Riverton, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Mason County

Our profile page for Riverton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Crow Wing County

Our profile page for Riverton, Crow Wing County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northwest

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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 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West Southwest

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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 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Riverton, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East Northeast

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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.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Northeast

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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.

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Riverton, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the North

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 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Reeves County

Our profile page for Riverton, Reeves County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Riverton, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Riverton, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Riverton, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,212 miles [3,559.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

Circleville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Riverton   [Map]
Deer Run   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Dry Run   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Entry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Franklin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Job   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Key (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Italy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Macksville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Riverton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Riverton. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7440, Longitude: -79.4359     [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 309.324 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.047 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.787 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverton.



 
 
 

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