About This Place
Winnemucca ( /ˌwɪnəmʌkə/) is a city in and the county seat of Humboldt County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 7,396 up 3.1 percent from the 2000 Census figure of 7,174. Interstate 80 passes through the city, where it meets U.S. Route 95.
Winnemucca is featured prominently in the novel Revoltingly Young by C.D. Payne, and is also a setting in More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The city is also referenced in the North American version of the (originally Australian) song "I've Been Everywhere." The song begins, "I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road."
According to a billboard spotted along State Route 140 (the "Winnemucca To the Sea Highway"), Winnemucca styles itself "The City of Paved Streets."