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Yakima County Map, Washington

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Yakima County is located in southern Washington state. It is named after the Yakama tribe of Native Americans. Yakima is the county seat and its largest city. Carved out of…


Yakima County Map, Washington

Yakima County is located in southern Washington state. It is named after the Yakama tribe of Native Americans. Yakima is the county seat and its largest city. Carved out of Ferguson County in 1865, the county covers an area of 4,311 square miles, which is larger than the area of Delaware and Rhode Island states combined. Spanning nearly 36% of the county’s area, Yakama Indian Reservation is the 15th largest reservation in the US. Toppenish is the most populous settlement in this reservation.

The Yakima River Valley is known for apple, wine, and hop production. The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area produces more than 40% of the state’s wine. The Yakima Valley Museum chronicles region’s natural and cultural history. The Central Washington State Fair is held annually in Yakima. With an elevation of 3,743 meters, Mount Adams is the highest point in Yakima County. Interstate 82, US 12, and US 97 are primary highways in the county. Fort Simcoe Historical State Park, White Pass Ski Area, Franklin Park, and Teapot Dome Service Station are popular attractions in the region.

Places to Visit in Yakima

Place Location Contact No.
Yakima Area Arboretum & Botanical Garden 1401 Arboretum Dr,, Yakima, WA 98901 5092487337
Yakima Valley Museum 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA +1 509-248-0747
Bale Breaker Brewing Company 1801 Birchfield Rd, Yakima, WA 98901-9577 +1 509-424-4000
Cowiche Canyon Trail Cowiche Canyon Road, Yakima, WA NA
Yakima Convention Center 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901 +1 509-575-6062
Gilbert Cellars 5 N Front St, Yakima, WA 98901 +1 509-249-9049
Fort Simcoe State Park Yakima, WA +1 509-874-2372
Yakima Valley Visitors Center 101 N Fair Ave, Yakima, WA 98901-4514 +1 509-573-3388
State Fair Park & Yakima Valley SunDome 1301 South Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901 +1 509-248-7160
Yakima Farmers Market S. 3rd Street & East Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA98908 +1 509-457-5765
Yakima Sportsman State Park 904 University Pkwy, Yakima, WA 98901-9523 +1 509-575-2774
The Tasting Room 250 Ehler Road, Yakima, WA 98908 +1 509-966-0686
Majestic Theatre 1919 S 14th St, Yakima, WA 98903-1282 +1 509-248-0242
Hop Nation Brewery 31 N 1st Ave, Yakima, WA 98902-2663 +1 509-367-6552
Kana Winery 10 S. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 +1 509-453-6611

 

Facts about Yakima county in Washington

County Name Yakima county
Population 2,47,687
Founded 21 January 1865
Area 4,311 sq mi (11,165 sq km)
Land Area 4,296 sq mi (11,127 sq km)
Water Area 16 sq mi (41 sq km), 0.4%
Largest City Yakima
Cities Yakima, Union Gap, Zillah, Cowiche, West Valley, Buena, Granger, Moxee, Wapato, Selah, Sunnyside, Naches, Mabton, Harrah, Tampico, Parker, Outlook, Tieton, Grandview, Toppenish, Donald
County Seat Yakima
Timezone Pacific: UTC-8/-7

 

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