Geotargit says there are 46 towns named Riverside in the USA, but I can only find 12 that actually qualify as towns or cities. The Riverside in Delaware, for example, is a neighborhood in Wilmington. The Riverside in Colorado is a campground. The Riverside in Florida is a neighborhood of Jacksonville. The Georgia Riverside has a population of only 35. I could never find the Hawaiian Riverside even though my source says it has a population of 838 people. It may be just a resort where the young people play basketball a lot.
The largest Riverside is the city in California south of San Bernardino. This city has a historic inn called The Mission and was once known for its orange groves. Ruth and I have been there. The hotel tour of the Mission Inn was quite interesting and featured lots of Presidents and aviators.
The other states that have towns named Riverside that are real towns now are in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah. The Riverside in Connecticut, which has fewer towns than many states, is near Stamford. The Riverside in Illinois is in the Chicago area. The Riverside in Ohio is now part of Dayton. More than 25,000 people live there. The Riverside in New Jersey is home to 8,000 and close to New York City. The Utah Riverside is near Idaho and home to only 760. It’s north of Tremonton where 2 Interstates, 15 and 84, come together.
Clearly Riverside is a popular name for American towns. There are no Riversides in Canada. Tomorrow I will tell about the 15 towns that are named after Troy.