Riverdale, Utah

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United States Gotoarrow.pngUtah Gotoarrow.png Weber CountyGotoarrow.png Riverdale

Quick History

Riverdale once consisted of a string of homes along a single road next to the Weber River. That gave it the name of “Stringtown”, then Jack Thompson’s Settlement” and Union with Riverdale as it’s final name. The first white settlers came in 1850 and it began to grow as a grist mill attracted more settlers in 1853. The settlers set up many different types of industry. By 1878 Riverdale had a population of 211. [1] In 1940 Hill Field was established to south of Riverdale, it is now known as Hill Air Force Base, a major local employer.

4 March 1946: Incorporated as a city.

City Hall

Riverdale City Hall
4600 South Weber River Drive
Riverdale, Utah


Biography & Genealogies


Nearest cemeteries are located in Ogden and South Ogden.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Riverdale (Riverdale District 1860, 1877 as ward) (Weber Stake, later Lake View Stake) [4]
  1. Record of members, 1860-1908, 1877-1941
  2. Minutes of meetings, 1860-1908
  3. minutes of bishops' courts, 1960-1908
  4. Form E, 1907-1948 (annual genealogical report)

Emigration and Immigration

Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records, 1892-1924, listing passengers who stated they are going to Riverdale.



  1. USGS GNIS FID 1444992
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator


Historical Newspapers

  One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." Four newspapers from Weber County are included in this digital project, the Ogden Standard-Examiner predecessors, the Ogden Junction, Ogden Herald, and the Ogden Standard. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Ogden Pioneer Museum.jpg
  • Stewart Library ~ Weber State University
    3750 Harrison Blvd.
    Ogden, Utah

Vital Records




Health Department


Sources and Footnotes

  1. [http://www.riverdalecity.com/about/History/Early_History.html Riverdale Early History
  2. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966).
    Vol. 1 part 1 (Family History Archives)
    Vol. 1 part 2 (Family History Archives)
  3. Northrop, Joseph M.; Records of various missions Film: FHL 944282 Item 5
  4. "FHLC Film 26452-26453' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the GSU, 1952)