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Welcome to Parker ...

Parker is located in Yakima County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Parker, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

Parker is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Parker is within the (509) area code.

Communities Also Named Parker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 41 communities that are also named Parker - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas (3), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Parker.

Communities near Parker ...

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

  • Yakima
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Toppenish
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Selah
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Union Gap
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
  • Wapato
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Moxee
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Granger
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Zillah
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Tieton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Naches
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)

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 Parker. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parker.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parker ...

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

Adding Parker to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Parker 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 Parker was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Parker post office opened in 1894.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Parker.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parker. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Parker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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