Knappa, Oregon

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Knappa
Unincorporated community
Knappa is located in Oregon
Knappa
Knappa
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 46°11′6″N 123°35′09″W / 46.18500°N 123.58583°W / 46.18500; -123.58583Coordinates: 46°11′6″N 123°35′09″W / 46.18500°N 123.58583°W / 46.18500; -123.58583
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop
Elevation[1] 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97103
Area code(s) 503 and 971
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Knappa is an unincorporated community located on the south bank of the Columbia River in Clatsop County, Oregon, U.S. about 12 miles (19 km) directly east of Astoria, Oregon and 15.6 miles (25.1 km) driving distance. Knappa faces the Columbia River where several islands comprise the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge.

According to Oregon Geographic Names, it is named after Aaron Knapp, Jr., an early settler. There was a post office in Knappa from 1872 to 1943. It is vulnerable to a Cascadia Subduction Zone tsunami.[citation needed]

Logging and fishing are the primary economic activities in Knappa.[citation needed] Knappa School District comprises Hilda Lahti Elementary School and Knappa High School.

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