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Our Genealogy Helper for Riverview ...

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 Riverview (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 Riverview. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Riverview is located in Niobrara County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Niobrara County: Sioux (NE), Custer (SD), Fall River (SD), Converse, Goshen, Platte & Weston.

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

  • Niobrara County     (The home county of Riverview)
  • Weston County
    • Spencer [Weston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Weston County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hill View Heights [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill View Heights
      • Hill View Heights [Weston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill View Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill View Heights
    • Newcastle [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Weston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<2>
    • Osage [Weston County]
  • Custer County (SD)
    • Dewey [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Custer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverview
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<2>
    • Fourmile [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
      • Fourmile [Custer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile
    • Sanator [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanator
      • Sanator [Custer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riverview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<2>
  • Fall River County (SD)
    • Edgemont [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
      • Edgemont [Fall River County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgemont<2>
    • Provo [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
      • Provo [Fall River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<2>
    • Rocky Ford [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Fall River County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Heppner [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heppner
      • Heppner [Fall River County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heppner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heppner
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Riverview ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverview, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverview.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Riverview:

  • 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 South Dakota
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Riverview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverview.

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 Riverview covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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.<5>

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

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

  • Marietta [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta [Fall River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marietta had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
  • Clifton [Weston County] - Historic
    • While Clifton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Weston County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgemont [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
    • Edgemont [Fall River County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverview
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 718 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgemont had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgemont<2>
  • Provo [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
    • Provo [Fall River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverview
    • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Provo had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<2>
  • Minnekahta [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnekahta
    • Minnekahta [Fall River County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minnekahta had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnekahta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnekahta
  • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
    • While Ivanhoe was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
    • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ivanhoe had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Spencer [Weston County] - Historic
    • While Spencer was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Weston County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Argyle [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Custer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Riverview
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Argyle had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Continue List ...
    • Newcastle [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Weston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Riverview
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,715 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,314 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<2>

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

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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 State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4208, Longitude: -104.1952       In this case, the coordinates for Riverview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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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