Timeline of Reno, Nevada

Last updated

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Reno, Nevada, United States.


19th century

1874– University of Nevada founded

20th century



21st century

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Carson City, Nevada</span> State capital of Nevada, United States

The Consolidated Municipality of Carson City is an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2020 census, the population was 58,639, making it the sixth largest city in Nevada. The majority of the city's population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno. The city is named after the mountain man Kit Carson. The town began as a stopover for California-bound immigrants, but developed into a city with the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in the mountains to the northeast. The city has served as Nevada's capital since statehood in 1864; for much of its history it was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in 1950.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nevada</span> U.S. state

Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th-most extensive, the 32nd-most populous, and the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, including three of the state's four largest incorporated cities. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Las Vegas is the largest city in the state.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Reno, Nevada</span> City in Nevada, United States

Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, along the Nevada-California border, about 22 miles (35 km) north from Lake Tahoe, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World". Known for its casino and tourism industry, Reno is the county seat and most populous city of Washoe County and sits in the High Eastern Sierra foothills, in the Truckee River valley, on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. The Reno metro area occupies a valley colloquially known as the Truckee Meadows, it is the 81st most populous city in the United States.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Washoe County, Nevada</span> County in Nevada, United States

Washoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2020 census, the population was 486,492, making it Nevada's second-most populous county. Its county seat is Reno. Washoe County is included in the Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fernley, Nevada</span> City in Nevada, United States

Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, and part of the Reno–Tahoe-Sparks metropolitan area CSA. The city was incorporated in 2001. The population of the city was 19,368 at the 2010 census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Incline Village, Nevada</span> Census-designated place in Nevada, United States

Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The population was 8,777 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Reno−Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Until the 2010 census, the CDP Crystal Bay, Nevada was counted jointly with Incline Village.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sparks, Nevada</span> City in Nevada, United States

Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1904, incorporated on March 15, 1905, and is located just east of Reno. The 2020 U.S. Census counted 108,445 residents in the city. It is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. It is named after John Sparks, Nevada Governor (1903–1908), and a member of the Silver Party.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gerlach, Nevada</span> Census-designated place in Nevada, United States

Gerlach, Nevada is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The population was 107 at the 2018 American Community Survey. It is part of the Reno–Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Prior to 2010, Gerlach was part of the Gerlach–Empire census-designated place. The town of Empire is now a separate CDP. The next nearest town, Nixon, is 60 miles (100 km) to the south on a reservation owned by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. The Fly Geyser is located near Gerlach.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Virginia and Truckee Railroad</span> Heritage railroad in Virginia City, Nevada

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is a privately owned heritage railroad, headquartered in Virginia City, Nevada. Its private and publicly owned route is 14 miles (23 km) long. When first constructed in the 19th century, it was a commercial freight railroad which was originally built to serve the Comstock Lode mining communities of northwestern Nevada.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Washoe City, Nevada</span> Ghost town in Nevada, United States

Old Washoe City is a ghost town in Washoe County, Nevada, in the United States. Nearby there is a new community called New Washoe City.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Washoe Lake State Park</span> State park in Nevada, United States

Washoe Lake State Park is a year-round public recreation area occupying 3,775 acres (1,528 ha) on the southeast shore of Washoe Lake in Washoe County, Nevada. The state park lies to the east of Lake Tahoe, approximately five miles (8.0 km) north of Carson City near U.S. Route 395. The area around the park is known for its high winds making Washoe Lake a popular destination for windsurfers.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Riverside Hotel (Reno, Nevada)</span> United States historic place

Riverside Hotel is a former hotel and casino located in Downtown Reno, Nevada, that sits on the exact location where Reno began in 1859. The building now houses apartments and studios for artists and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Francis G. Newlands Home</span> Historic house in Nevada, United States

The Francis G. Newlands Home is a historic house at 7 Elm Court in Reno, Nevada, United States. Built in 1890, it is the former mansion of United States Senator Francis G. Newlands (1846-1917), a driving force in passage of the 1902 Newlands Reclamation Act. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The house is privately owned and is not open to the public.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">U.S. Route 395 Business (Reno, Nevada)</span> Business route in Reno, Nevada

U.S. Route 395 Business is a north–south state highway in Reno, Nevada. The highway follows Virginia Street, the primary north–south arterial street of the area. US 395 is also designated as State Route 430 (SR 430) from its intersection with SR 659 to its northern terminus at US 395.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Virginia Street Bridge</span> United States historic place

The Virginia Street Bridge was a historic concrete double arch bridge in downtown Reno, Nevada, US, carrying Virginia Street across the Truckee River. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the "Wedding Ring Bridge" or the "Bridge of Sighs".

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Denver, Colorado, United States from its founding in 1858 to the present.

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The Spanish Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829 and found a natural steam water Land that was named Las Vegas.

For over two decades in the early twentieth century, there existed a network of streetcars in Reno that served as the main mode of public transit in Reno, Nevada, United States. The system consisted of a streetcar network in the area of Reno and Sparks, Nevada, as well as an interurban line between Reno and the Moana Springs resort.

Severe floods occurred in western and northern Nevada from January 1–3, 1997, resulting in two deaths and causing $450 million in building damage. Washoe County, which includes the Reno-Sparks area, saw the worst of the damage. Flooding also impacted five other counties, as well as Carson City.


  1. 1 2 3 4 Federal Writers' Project 1957: "Reno"
  2. 1 2 "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Davis 1913.
  4. 1 2 3 Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Springfield, Mass., USA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1960, OCLC   3832886, OL   5812502M
  5. "Nevada Historical Society". Carson City, NV: Nevada Division of Museums and History. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  6. American Library Annual, 1917–1918. New York: R.R. Bowker Co. 1918. pp. 7 v.
  7. 1 2 3 4 Price 1972.
  8. "History". Nevada Taxpayers Association. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  9. 1 2 "Movie Theaters in Reno, NV". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  10. 1 2 3 4 "City of Reno Register of Historic Places". City of Reno. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  11. 1 2 Washoe County Library. "Library History". Washoe County, Nevada – Official Website. Archived from the original on August 19, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  12. "Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: USA". Norway: Oslo katolske bispedømme (Oslo Catholic Diocese). Retrieved May 30, 2015.
  13. "American Association of Community Theatre" . Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  14. 1 2 "History of the Reno Phil". Reno Philharmonic Association. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  15. "Programs". Nevada Humanities. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  16. Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei, ed. (9 May 2013). "Reno, Nevada". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica . Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  17. "Official City of Reno Site". Archived from the original on 2000-05-11 via Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
  18. "About Us". Reno: Sierra Foundation. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  19. Pluralism Project. "Reno, Nevada". Directory of Religious Centers. Harvard University. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  20. "Reno Enlists Paddles, Not Poker, for a Rebirth". New York Times. June 12, 2005.
  21. "NCGA Co-ops: Nevada". Iowa: National Cooperative Grocers Association . Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  22. "World's longest cat Stewie dies at eight in Reno, Nevada". BBC News. February 5, 2013.


Published in 19th century

  • John F. Uhlhorn, ed. (1873), "Reno Directory", Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873–74, Sacramento: H.S. Crocker & Co.
  • George A. Crofutt (1880). "Reno". Crofutt's New Overland Tourist, and Pacific Coast Guide. Overland Publishing Company.

Published in 20th century

39°31′37″N119°49′19″W / 39.527°N 119.822°W / 39.527; -119.822