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Welcome to Cowiche ...

Cowiche is located in Yakima County<1>.

The pronunciation of Cowiche: cow-ICH-ee<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cowiche, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

Cowiche is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Cowiche is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Cowiche: 98923<4>

Communities near Cowiche ...

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

  • Yakima
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Selah
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Union Gap
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Moxee
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Tieton
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Naches
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Harrah
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Gleed
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Gromore
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gromore
    • Gromore is located in Yakima County
  • Summitview
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summitview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitview
    • Summitview 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 Cowiche. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cowiche.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cowiche. 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 Cowiche.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowiche ...

Looking for more information about Cowiche? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cowiche, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cowiche.

Adding Cowiche to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cowiche 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 Cowiche was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Cowiche post office opened in 1884.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cowiche.

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

The official website for Yakima County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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 Cowiche. 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 Cowiche - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Cowiche). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cowiche or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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