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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
Country United States
State Nevada and Oregon
County Humboldt and Harney
Area
 • 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 2.92/sq mi (1.127/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. There was formerly a Denio post office north of the state line in Harney County, Oregon. The population of the CDP, which is entirely in Nevada, was 47 at the 2010 census; 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. Recreational activities available in the Denio area include fishing, opal mining, rockhounding, hunting, and visiting the hot springs. The Humboldt County School District operates the Denio School, a kindergarten-eighth grade (K-8) school, on the Nevada side of the state line.

Denio Junction is about two miles (3 km) south of Denio, at the junction of State Route 140 and State Route 292. Denio Junction's motel provides food, groceries, and lodging, and historically provided gasoline but hasn't since at least mid 2013. Air transportation is available via the Denio Junction Airport, a two-runway graded airstrip. There is no scheduled air or ground transportation serving this field, which is a short walk from any part of Denio Junction.

History

Denio was named for Aaron Denio, who settled in the area in 1885. Aaron Denio was born in 1824 in Illinois and traveled to California in 1860. He worked in milling, mining, and farming in Nevada and California for 25 years before settling near the Oregon-Nevada border. He died at Denio in 1907. Denio post office was established in Oregon in 1888. 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. The post office moved and reopened in Nevada in 1950.

The Old Diamond Inn
The Diamond Inn in Denio, 1976

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