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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Riverview 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 Riverview to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Riverview to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the West Northwest (WNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Riverview to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverview ...

We have found 94 communities that share the name Riverview.

While the name Riverview is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 94 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Riverview, Chambers County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Chambers County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Escambia County

Our profile page for Riverview, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Southwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Riverview, Morgan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Riverview, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southwest

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Alberta

Our profile page for Riverview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the Northwest

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Riverview, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Southwest

Independence County

Our profile page for Riverview, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Riverview, Fresno County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the West

Kern County

Our profile page for Riverview, Kern County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kern County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Riverview, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the West

Shasta County

Our profile page for Riverview, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Riverview, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,144 miles [3,450.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Riverview, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the West

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Riverview, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East

Sussex County

Our profile page for Riverview, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Riverview, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the South

Escambia County

Our profile page for Riverview, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the South Southwest

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Riverview, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Riverview, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the South Southwest

Camden County

Our profile page for Riverview, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the South

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Riverview, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the South Southwest

Glynn County

Our profile page for Riverview, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the South

Troup County

Our profile page for Riverview, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Riverview, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cook County

Our profile page for Riverview, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northwest

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Riverview, Whiteside County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Whiteside County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Riverview, Elkhart County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Elkhart County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Riverview, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverview, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Riverview, Ellis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ellis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rice County

Our profile page for Riverview, Rice County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rice County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Riverview, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the West

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Riverview, Wyandotte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Riverview, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Riverview, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McCracken County

Our profile page for Riverview, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Riverview, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Riverview, Aroostook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverview, Anne Arundel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Anne Arundel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Riverview, Baltimore City   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Riverview, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Riverview, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Riverview, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Riverview, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Riverview, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Riverview, Kalkaska County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kalkaska County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Riverview, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Riverview, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Riverview, Ramsey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ramsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Quitman County

Our profile page for Riverview, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverview, Franklin County
This community is historic.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Riverview, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Riverview, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Riverview, Lincoln County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Richland County

Our profile page for Riverview, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Riverview, Keya Paha County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Riverview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Riverview, Albany County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Albany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Clinton County

Our profile page for Riverview, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Riverview, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Niagara County

Our profile page for Riverview, Niagara County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Niagara County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Riverview, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Riverview, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Riverview, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the West

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Riverview, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Riverview, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverview, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Riverview   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Riverview, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lane County

Our profile page for Riverview, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverview, Multnomah County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,149 miles [3,458.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Riverview, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the North Northeast

Clarion County

Our profile page for Riverview, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Riverview, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

Clinton County

Our profile page for Riverview, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Riverview, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Riverview, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the South Southeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Riverview, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the South Southwest

York County

Our profile page for Riverview, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Riverview, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverview, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverview, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West Southwest

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverview, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southwest

Unicoi County

Our profile page for Riverview, Unicoi County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South Southwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Riverview, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Riverview, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

San Juan County

Our profile page for Riverview, San Juan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Riverview, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East Southeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Riverview, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Southeast

Wise County

Our profile page for Riverview, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverview, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Riverview, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Niobrara County

Our profile page for Riverview, Niobrara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverview ...

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.

Airport Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Riverview   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Coal Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
South Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Twomile   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Riverview. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Riverview

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Search for a West Virginia Community

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Riverview. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3348, Longitude: -81.5965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverview 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 Riverview 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 310.64 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.486 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.853 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Riverview 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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<8>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 Riverview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Riverview.



 
 
 

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