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Nile, Washington
Nile, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Nile, Washington
Nile, Washington
Location in Washington (state)
Country United States
State Washington
County Yakima
2,005 ft (611 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 509
GNIS feature ID 1523659

Nile is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Yakima County, Washington, United States, located approximately 35 miles northwest of Yakima in the Nile Valley adjacent to the Naches River in the Nile Valley, near the mouth of Rattlesnake Creek.

The community was established in the mid-1890s by families of James Beck, William Markel and Henry Sedge, who may have named the small valley and community Nile because of the area's fertility thought to resemble that of the Nile River Valley in Egypt. According to historian Gretta Gossett, "there is yet an alluvial plain along the river near Nile Creek which is often flooded in the spring and left with a layer of silt perhaps giving rise to the name for the Nile in Egypt."

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