Riverbank, California

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Riverbank is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 15,826 at the 2000 census. Incorporated on August 23, 1922, Riverbank's official slogan is "The City of Action." It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Home of the Cheese and Wine Festival, Riverbank was originally founded as a ferry, but was established as a town with the coming of the Santa Fe Railroad.



In the 1850s, the Riverbank area was known as Burneyville. Major James Burney, sheriff of Mariposa, established the Burneyville Ferry over the Stanislaus River at the site of the modern bridge in Riverbank.[1].

Downtown Revitalization

Riverbank's downtown has been recently remodeled during Summer-Fall 2009. New Attractions include:

  • The Downtown Plaza
  • The Ferryboatman Statue by Betty Saletta
  • The Riverbank Mural


Riverbank is located at 37°43′53″N 120°56′37″W / 37.73139°N 120.94361°W / 37.73139; -120.94361 (37.731272, -120.943653)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.51%) is water.

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