Chinocup, Western Australia
|Elevation||297 m (974 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Kent|
Originally a station on the now abandoned Nyabing to Pingrup railway, land was soon in demand in the area around the station and blocks were surveyed and released in 1923. The townsite was gazetted later the same year as Chinokup; the spelling was changed to its present form in 1962.
A freak storm hit the area in January 1951, stripping leaves from trees and any hay left standing. Large hailstones caused some damage to properties and heavy rain filled dams and washed out fences. 250 points of rain were recorded in a few hours in some areas.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "FARMS HIT BY FREAK STORM.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 3 January 1951. p. 11. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- "RAILWAY TRANSPORT.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 11 January 1929. p. 18. Retrieved 24 April 2011.