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The location of American River













Welcome to American River ...

American River is located in Yakima County.

The location of American River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for American River: American Riv.

American River is 2,810 feet [856 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of American River is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for American River: (509)

Communities near American River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from American River and not the distance as if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Cabin Creek   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Cle Elum   [Map]   1,993   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Crystal Mountain   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Easton   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lester - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine Glen   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American River. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of American River. 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 American River.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for American River ...

Looking for more information about American River? 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.

Looking for more information about American River? 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 American River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for American River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yakima County: www.pan.co.yakima.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American River - 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- American River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9759, Longitude: -121.1618     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for American River 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 American River.

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