Riverside is a small city in Walker County, Texas, United States. The population was 510 at the 2010 census. Two famous natives of Riverside are singer-actress Jennifer Holliday (born 1960), best known for her creation of the role of Effie in the successful Tony-award winning Broadway musical "Dreamgirls"; and Eugene C. Barker, Texas historian (born 1874). He was affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin from 1895, when he arrived as a student, until his death as professor emeritus in 1956.
Location of Riverside, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°50′49″N 95°23′53″W|
Riverside is located at (30.847070, -95.398092).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (8.25%) is water.
The City of Riverside is served by the Huntsville Independent School District.