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Welcome to Ahtanum ...

Ahtanum is located in Yakima County<1>.

The pronunciation of Ahtanum: uh-TEN-uhm<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ahtanum, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

Ahtanum is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ahtanum lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ahtanum lies within the (509) area code.

Communities near Ahtanum ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ahtanum.

  • Yakima
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Toppenish
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Selah
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Union Gap
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Wapato
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Moxee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Tieton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Naches
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Harrah
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Gromore
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
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    • Gromore is located in Yakima County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ahtanum. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ahtanum.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ahtanum. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ahtanum.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ahtanum. See our Newspapers Page for Ahtanum.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ahtanum ...

Looking for more information about Ahtanum? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ahtanum, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ahtanum.

Adding Ahtanum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ahtanum in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ahtanum was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Ahtanum post office opened in 1890.

We also found Ahtanum in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ahtanum.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ahtanum. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Yakima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ahtanum. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ahtanum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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