Introduction to Riverdale, Georgia
Riverdale, Georgia is 12 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Clayton county. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area. The population of Riverdale is 12,478.
The first European settlers moved to the area know known as Riverdale during the 1860s. The city had its foundations in a railroad track built in 1887 connecting Atlanta and Fort Valley. When the railroad had problems getting land required for its business needs, local landowners Mr. and Mrs. Rivers donated a generous plot of land. This made way for the establishment of a main railroad stop in the area. The city was hence named after Mr. and Mrs. Rivers, and incorporated in 1908.
Riverdale and nearby Attractions
- Clayton County International Park
- Atlanta Farmers Market
- Riverdale Park
- Southlake Golf Course
- Rum Creek Park
- Fort Gillem
Things To Do In Riverdale
The Parks and Recreation Department of Clayton County maintains over 670 acres of park land. These areas provide for a diverse array of services and programs for its residents and visitors. There are community centers, playgrounds, county parks, tennis courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and pavilions, swimming pools, nature preserves, fishing ponds and senior centers.
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.
Riverdale Higher Education
Clayton College and State University, Atlanta Technical College, Georgia State University and Morehouse College are in the neighborhood.