Reno, Minnesota

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Reno, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Reno is located in Minnesota
Reno is located in the US
Coordinates: 43°36′04″N 91°16′30″W / 43.60111°N 91.27500°W / 43.60111; -91.27500Coordinates: 43°36′04″N 91°16′30″W / 43.60111°N 91.27500°W / 43.60111; -91.27500
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Houston County
Township Crooked Creek Township
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55919 and 55921
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 649929[1]

Reno is an unincorporated community in Crooked Creek Township, Houston County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between La Crescent, Minnesota and New Albin, Iowa on State Highway 26 (MN 26). Reno is located near the junction of Highway 26 and Houston County Road 249.

Clear Creek and Crooked Creek both flow through the community, with the Mississippi River located nearby.

Nearby places include Brownsville, Caledonia, and Eitzen. Reno had a post office from 1880 to 1935.[2] The community was named for Jesse L. Reno, a Union officer killed in the American Civil War at the Battle of South Mountain.[3]


  1. ^ "Reno, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Houston County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 239. 
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2013/2014 edition