Westport, Oregon

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Westport, Oregon
Census-designated place
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
Westport is located in Oregon
Westport
Westport
Westport is located in the US
Westport
Westport
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 46°7′53″N 123°22′31″W / 46.13139°N 123.37528°W / 46.13139; -123.37528Coordinates: 46°7′53″N 123°22′31″W / 46.13139°N 123.37528°W / 46.13139; -123.37528
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop
Area
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 321
 • Density 483/sq mi (186.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97016
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-80400
GNIS feature ID 1136894

Westport is an unincorporated community and census-designated place on the Columbia River in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 321.[1]

Westport is connected to Cathlamet, Washington, across the river via the Wahkiakum County Ferry to Puget Island. U.S. Route 30 passes through the community, connecting it to Astoria to the west and Clatskanie to the east.[citation needed]

Westport is named after "Captain" John West, a millwright and lumberman who settled in the area in the early 1850s.[2] West was a native of Scotland,[2] emigrated to Canada as a young man where he worked in a sawmill on the St. Lawrence River and then came to Oregon via California during the gold rush of 1849.[citation needed] West ran a sawmill and a salmon cannery in the community.[2] The Westport post office was established in 1863[2] with West was its first postmaster.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Westport CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1025. ISBN 978-0875952772.