Nahcotta, Washington

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Nahcotta, Washington

Nahcotta is an unincorporated community in Pacific County, in the American state of Washington. It is located on Willapa Bay, on the eastern coast of the Long Beach Peninsula, within the Ocean Park CDP.


Nahcotta, WA 1893

Nahcotta was first settled in 1890 by J.A. Morehead and named for a local Indian chief.[1] Nahcotta was once the northern terminal of the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, a narrow gauge railroad which ran from Ilwaco, and later from Megler, in southwestern Pacific County, up the Long Beach Peninsula to Nahcotta and back, once a day. The railroad was in operation from 1889 to 1930.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.

Further reading[edit]

  • Greene, Trecia R.; Portrait of Peninsula Woman; Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, Inc., 2006. Portraits of Nahcotta women published in the Long Beach Peninsula's Chinook Observer between September 2001 and June 2005.

Coordinates: 46°29′54″N 124°2′0″W / 46.49833°N 124.03333°W / 46.49833; -124.03333