Riverside is a small city in Walker County, Texas, United States. The population was 425 at the 2000 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".
Eugene C. Barker, premier historian of Texas, was born in Riverside in 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.
Riverside is located at 30°50′49″N 95°23′53″W / 30.84694°N 95.39806°W / 30.84694; -95.39806 (30.847070, -95.398092).