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Welcome to Tampico ...

Tampico is located in Yakima County<1>.

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

Tampico is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Tampico is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Tampico: (509)

Communities Also Named Tampico ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Tampico - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana (2), Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Tampico ...

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

  • Yakima
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Selah
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Union Gap
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Tieton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Naches
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Harrah
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Gromore
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gromore
    • Gromore is located in Yakima County
  • Wiley City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley City
    • Wiley City is located in Yakima County
  • Ahtanum
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahtanum
    • Ahtanum is located in Yakima County
  • Cowiche
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tampico ...

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

Adding Tampico to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tampico 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 Tampico was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tampico.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tampico. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Tampico - 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>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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