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We Buy Houses Cash in Riverdale, Weber County
Riverdale is situated in south-central Weber County. It was once called “Stringtown” due to the early homes being strung along a single road and the Weber River. It was also known as “Jack Thompson’s Settlement” and “Union” before the name of Riverdale was given to the town
The first settlers in the community were James Graham, his sons George and Robert, and other members of the family. They farmed in the area as early as 1850. Elisha Lane located nearby, as did William Farley, and Rufus Allen. Other early settlers of Riverdale included Adam Fife, Alexander Patterson, Warren C. Child, Thomas Slater, Richard Woolsey, John Child, John C. Thompson, William Stimpson, Myron Barber Child, and George Ritter
In 1853, Daniel Burch built a grist mill on the east side of the Weber River. Later he added a sawmill to rip logs and saw lumber for homes. The river bottoms were covered with cottonwood timber which supplied the lumber. In 1858, Apostle John Taylor of the L.D.S. Church purchased the mill and made improvements, including the establishment of a carding machine. Richard Dye and Edward Stratton took charge of the grist mill and carding machine.