Knappa, Oregon

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Knappa, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Motto: Amazing Place
Knappa is located in Oregon
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

Knappa is an unincorporated community located on the south bank of the Columbia River in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States, approximately 12 miles (19 km) directly east of Astoria. Knappa faces the Columbia River, where several islands comprise the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge.[citation needed]

The community is named after Aaron Knapp, Jr., an early settler. There was a post office in Knappa from 1872 to 1943.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Knappa, Oregon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 545. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  3. ^ "Schools". Knappa School District. Retrieved June 5, 2016.