Chinatown, Reno

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Reno Chinatown
Neighborhood of Reno
Coordinates: 39°31′37.6″N 119°49′18.52″W / 39.527111°N 119.8218111°W / 39.527111; -119.8218111
Country  United States
State Nevada
County Washoe County
City Reno
ZIP Code 89506
Area code(s) Area code 775

The U.S. city of Reno, Nevada, once had a Chinatown that existed east of Virginia Street and north of the Truckee River around 1878.[1] A secret plan was hatched to destroy the Chinatown by fire by the middle of winter, leaving many on the streets.[2] About 50 homes were destroyed in the blaze with no trace left of the Chinatown.[3]


  1. ^ Mary Ringhoff, Edward Joseph Stoner. "The River and the Railroad: An Archaeological History of Reno". 
  2. ^ Barbara N. Land. "A short history of Reno". 
  3. ^ Jean Pfaelzer. "Driven out: the forgotten war against Chinese Americans".