Denio, Nevada

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Denio, Nevada
2014-07-06 14 51 51 View of Denio, Nevada from Harney County Route 201 (Fields-Denio Road) a half mile north of the Oregon border.JPG
Denio is located in Nevada
Denio
Denio
Denio is located in the United States
Denio
Denio
Coordinates: 41°59′24″N 118°37′59″W / 41.99000°N 118.63306°W / 41.99000; -118.63306Coordinates: 41°59′24″N 118°37′59″W / 41.99000°N 118.63306°W / 41.99000; -118.63306
CountryUnited States
StatesNevada (CDP)
Oregon (outside CDP)
CountiesHumboldt and Harney
Area
 • Total16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 • Land16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,207 ft (1,282 m)
Population
 • Total47
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
89404
FIPS code32-18500
GNIS feature ID845425

Denio is a census-designated place (CDP) in Humboldt County, Nevada, along the Oregon state line in the United States.[1] The Denio post office was originally north of the state line in Harney County, Oregon,[2] but the residents moved the building into Nevada in the mid-20th century. The population of the CDP, which is entirely in Nevada, was 47 at the 2010 census;[3] additional development considered to be Denio extends into Oregon. The CDP includes a post office, a community center, a library, and the Diamond Inn Bar, the center of the town's social life.[4] Recreational activities in the Denio area include bird watching, photography, off road vehicle use, fishing, recreational black opal mining, rockhounding, hunting, visiting the hot springs, and camping on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.[4] The Humboldt County School District operates the Denio School, a three room kindergarten-eighth grade (K-8) school, in Nevada.[4]

Denio Junction is about 3 miles (5 km) south of Denio, at the junction of State Route 140 and State Route 292.[5] Denio Junction's motel provides gas, food, groceries, and lodging.[4] Denio Junction Airport is a two-runway graded airstrip.[6] There is no scheduled air or ground transportation serving this field, which is a short walk from Denio Junction.[6]

History

Denio was named after Aaron Denio, who settled in the area in 1885.[7] He was born in 1824 in Illinois and traveled to California in 1860.[7] He worked in milling, mining, and farming in Nevada and California for 25 years before settling near the Oregon-Nevada border.[7] He died at Denio in 1907.[7] The Denio post office was established in Oregon in 1888.[7] After World War II a number of businesses relocated south of the state line to take advantage of Nevada's lack of an income tax and more liberal liquor, gambling, and prostitution laws.[7] The post office was moved and reopened in Nevada in 1950 for Nevada addresses, not Oregon.[7]

The Diamond Inn in Denio, 1976

Climate

Climate data for Denio, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
76
(24)
78
(26)
90
(32)
97
(36)
103
(39)
107
(42)
107
(42)
103
(39)
92
(33)
75
(24)
64
(18)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 40
(4)
46
(8)
53
(12)
61
(16)
69
(21)
79
(26)
89
(32)
88
(31)
79
(26)
66
(19)
50
(10)
41
(5)
63
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
26
(−3)
29
(−2)
33
(1)
40
(4)
47
(8)
53
(12)
52
(11)
43
(6)
35
(2)
28
(−2)
22
(−6)
36
(2)
Record low °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−25
(−32)
0
(−18)
11
(−12)
14
(−10)
22
(−6)
29
(−2)
26
(−3)
17
(−8)
−2
(−19)
−4
(−20)
−25
(−32)
−25
(−32)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.94
(24)
0.84
(21)
1.15
(29)
1.02
(26)
1.13
(29)
0.86
(22)
0.26
(6.6)
0.49
(12)
0.55
(14)
0.64
(16)
1.06
(27)
0.88
(22)
9.82
(248.6)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.2
(21)
4.7
(12)
3.6
(9.1)
1
(2.5)
0.1
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
4.3
(11)
22.5
(57.35)
Source: [8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Denio". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. December 12, 1980. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Denio Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 1, 1994. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Denio CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Denio, Nevada". travelNevada.com. Nevada Commission on Tourism. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Denio Junction". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. December 12, 1980. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Denio Junction Airport". airnav.com. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  8. ^ "Historical Averages for Denio, NV". Retrieved 2017-06-12.

Further reading

  • Kirchmeier, Mark (June 16, 1979). "Denio never scared Reno, Vegas". The Oregonian.

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