Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
|• Total||0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)|
|• Land||0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||483/sq mi (186.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||503 and 971|
|GNIS feature ID||1136894|
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.
Westport is named after "Captain" John West, a millwright and lumberman who settled in the area in the early 1850s. West was a native of Scotland, 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. West ran a sawmill and a salmon cannery in the community. The Westport post office was established in 1863 with West was its first postmaster.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Westport CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- LaBoe, Barbara (June 5, 2009). "Wahkiakum County lands $590,000 for Puget Island ferry terminal project". The Daily News, Longview WA. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1025. ISBN 978-0875952772.
- Aalberg, Bryan C & Aalberg, James C (2005) Penner, Lisa ed. "Captain John West" article in Cumtux, Clatsop County Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 25, No. 1 - Winter 2005. ISSN 1083-9216
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