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Roop is a historical location close to the California border.[1] It is also known as Smoke Creek Station.

"Roop which is also known as Smoke Creek is situated in the central portion of Washoe County on its western boundary line one hundred and twenty five miles from Reno.(a) Roop was settled about 1860 and took its name from Roop County which was formerly the northern division of what is now Washoe County (b) Roop County in turn took its name from Isaac Roop (c) who was elected Governor under the Provisional Territorial Government by the people of Western Utah in 1859(d).

"a. RL Polk & Co Nevada State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1907 1908"

"b. Authority of Mr JH Smith Buffalo Meadows Nevada"

"c. Miss MA Taylor of Reno says that Mr Roop had two daughters Jane and Susan for whom Janesville and Susanville in California were named."

"d. Bancroft History of Nevada Colorado and Wyoming 164"[2]

This location is probably different than Roop Siding, which was north of Pyramid Lake.


  1. United States. Post Office Dept., "California, Nevada (NW)," 1901
  2. Nevada Historical Society, "Biennial Report of the Nevada Historical Society, Issue 2, 1911.


  • GNIS
    • "Description: approx coordinates"
    • Citation: "'Nevada': National Map Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, no date (map states it uses data from the 1920 census, and the acquisition data by the Nevada Historical Society was 1923). Full color map showing railroads, mountains, roads, communities, and springs, at scale of 1 inch=11 miles."
  • GNIS Roop Post Office (historical)
    • "History: PO Jul 1894-Aug 1924"
    • "Description: approx coordinates"
    • "Citation: Gamett, James, and Paher, Stanley W. Nevada Post Offices. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1983, 176 pp. Discusses historical background of Nevada post offices. p112"
  • Sketch map of Nevada and the southeastern portion of California," Clason's, 1906.