Riverdale, Halifax County, Virginia

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Riverdale, Halifax County, Virginia
Census-designated place
Riverdale is located in Virginia
Riverdale is located in the US
Coordinates: 36°40′53″N 78°53′54″W / 36.68139°N 78.89833°W / 36.68139; -78.89833Coordinates: 36°40′53″N 78°53′54″W / 36.68139°N 78.89833°W / 36.68139; -78.89833
Country United States
State Virginia
County Halifax
 • Total 8.3 sq mi (21.5 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 406 ft (124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 956
 • Density 117/sq mi (45.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24592
FIPS code 51-67352
GNIS feature ID 2584910

Riverdale is a census-designated place in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 956.[1]


Riverdale is located in south-central Halifax County on the south side of the Dan River, an east-flowing tributary of the Roanoke River. The community is bordered to the north by the town of South Boston, the largest town in the county.

Three U.S. highways pass through Riverdale. U.S. Routes 58 and 360 enter Riverdale together from the west, leading 30 miles (48 km) to Danville. The two highways cross U.S. Route 501 at what used to be the center of Riverdale but has since been annexed by the town of South Boston. US 501 leads north through South Boston towards Lynchburg, 61 miles (98 km) away, while to the south the highway leads 52 miles (84 km) to Durham, North Carolina. US 58 and 360 split in the eastern part of Riverdale, with US 360 leading northeast 38 miles (61 km) to Keysville and US 58 leading east 48 miles (77 km) to South Hill.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Riverdale CDP has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.5 km2), of which 8.1 square miles (21.1 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.86%, are water.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Riverdale CDP, Virginia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 21, 2018.