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Weikel, Washington
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Washington
County Yakima
Elevation 1,503 ft (458 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98908
Area code(s) 509
GNIS feature ID 1511415

Weikel is an unincorporated community in Yakima County, Washington, United States, located approximately one mile north of Yakima, adjacent to Cowiche Creek, at the west end of Cowiche Canyon.

The community was founded in 1914 by the North Yakima and Valley Railway Company. Weikel was named after George Weikel whose land was acquired by the railroad for the rail right-of-way.

George Weikel was born came to Yakima in 1877 and helped to construct the Tieton canal. A few early maps spelled the name 'Wiekel'.

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