Riverside is named for its spot near the Snake River, which flows by about a mile south of the town. The river through a shallow river bottom area surrounded by cottonwood trees with many bends and islands, heading from northeast to southwest. Beyond the river bottoms, the land used to be covered with sagebrush, but is now a verdant farmland thanks to irrigation water and the efforts of pioneers who cleared the land. The terrain is very flat, but mountains can be seen in the distance, particularly to the east, where they are closest. Further west lie many miles of lava beds and barren deserts, punctuated by a few volcanic cones.
Riverside is an unincorporated town settled by Mormon pioneers during their settlement of the area, probably in the late 1800s. At the 2010 census, the population was 838. There is a small grid of streets in the town, beyond which, rural roads crisscross the area on one-mile increments. There is farmland in the town, and there are houses scattered through the region, making the edge of town difficult to distinguish. Riverside has a near neighbor, Moreland, just a mile or so to the north. Blackfoot is the major city of the area, just a few miles to the east, on the other side of the river.
State Highway 39 passes through Riverside, heading east-west, and forming its main street. It ends at a junction with U.S. Highway 26, just a few miles east of town. To the west, it makes a bend to the south, and accesses small towns like Rockford and Pingree.
Other Places Named Riverside:
Numerous towns go by the name Riverside, and on UntraveledRoad you can also visit a small farming community named Riverside next to the Bear River. In California, you can also visit Riverside County.
For More Information:
See Wikipedia’s parenthetical article on Riverside, Idaho.
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