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Welcome to Jumbo ...

So far, we have found very little information about Jumbo. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Jumbo to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Jumbo, please Contact Us.




Jumbo would have been located within present day Washoe County.

Jumbo was founded in 1907.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Jumbo is 6,040 feet [1,841 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Jumbo is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Jumbo was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jumbo would have been located in the (775) area code.

Communities near Jumbo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Carson City   [Map]   54,742   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flowery City - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Johntown - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Mound House   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Ophir City - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Reno   [Map]   245,255   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jumbo.

Communities Also Named Jumbo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nevada communities named Jumbo: This one is located in Washoe County and the other is located in Humboldt County.

Beyond Nevada, there are 15 communities that are also named Jumbo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jumbo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jumbo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jumbo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jumbo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jumbo:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Jumbo no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Nevada

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The official website for Washoe County: www.co.washoe.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: www.nv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Jumbo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jumbo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Jumbo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jumbo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jumbo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2921, Longitude: -119.7088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jumbo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jumbo.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jumbo.