Denio, Nevada

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Denio, Nevada
Census-designated place
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, Nevada is located in Nevada
Denio, Nevada
Denio, Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
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
Country United States
State Nevada and Oregon
County Humboldt and Harney
 • Total 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 • Land 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,207 ft (1,282 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 47
 • Density 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89404
FIPS code 32-18500
GNIS feature ID 845425

Denio is a census-designated place (CDP) that lies on the Nevada-Oregon state line in Humboldt County, Nevada, in the United States.[1] There was formerly a Denio post office north of the state line in Harney County, Oregon.[2] 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 available in the Denio area include fishing, opal mining, rockhounding, hunting, and visiting the hot springs.[4] The Humboldt County School District operates the Denio School, a kindergarten-eighth grade (K-8) school, on the Nevada side of the state line.[4]

Denio Junction is about two miles (3 km) south of Denio, at the junction of State Route 140 and State Route 292.[5] Denio Junction's motel provides gasoline (although not reliably), food, groceries, and lodging.[4] Air transportation is available via the Denio Junction Airport, a two-runway graded airstrip.[6] There is no scheduled air or ground transportation serving this field, which is a short walk from any part of Denio Junction.[6]


Denio was named for Aaron Denio, who settled in the area in 1885.[7] Aaron Denio 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] 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 more liberal liquor and gambling laws.[7] The post office moved and reopened in Nevada in 1950.[7]

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  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". 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". 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. 

Further reading[edit]

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

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