Orovada, Nevada

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Orovada, Nevada
2014-07-06 13 12 34 Buildings along U.S. Route 95 about 44.8 miles north of the junction with Interstate 80 in Orovada, Nevada.JPG
Orovada is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 117°47′2″W / 41.57000°N 117.78389°W / 41.57000; -117.78389Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 117°47′2″W / 41.57000°N 117.78389°W / 41.57000; -117.78389
CountryUnited States
 • Total45.3 sq mi (117.3 km2)
 • Land45.3 sq mi (117.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
 • Total155
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
FIPS code32-53000

Orovada is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, Nevada. The population was 155 at the 2010 census.[1]


The first permanent settlement at Orovada was made in 1918.[2] The name is a combination of oro (Spanish "gold") and Nevada.[3] A post office has been in operation at Orovada since 1920.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the Orovada CDP has an area of 45.3 square miles (117.3 km2), all land.[1] U.S. Route 95 runs through the CDP, leading south 43 miles (69 km) to Winnemucca and north 30 miles (48 km) to the Oregon state line at McDermitt.


The Humboldt County School District operates schools serving areas with Orovada addresses. Some areas are zoned to Orovada School, a K-8 school. Other areas are zoned to Kings River School, a K-8 school.

Notable residents

Rodeo announcer Bob Tallman lived on Willow Creek Ranch, eight miles north of Orovada, during his early childhood.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Orovada CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 38.
  3. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. ISBN 9780874174038. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orovada Post Office
  5. ^ Tribe, Kristen (27 February 2005). "The Voice of Rodeo". American Profile. Franklin, TN. Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2010.