Woodson, Oregon

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Woodson is an unincorporated community in Columbia County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 30 seven miles west of Clatskanie and three miles east of Westport, on Westport Slough, a tributary of the Columbia River. In December 2007, the debris overflow from the flooding of Eilersten Creek caused evacuations and mud cover on Woodson Road north of the highway.[citation needed]

Woodson was named for Woods Landing on Westport Slough, which in turn was named a man whose surname was Wood.[2] He would haul logs to the area and dump them into the slough, where they were made into rafts[2] for transportation to sawmills downriver.


  1. ^ "Woodson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1057. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

Coordinates: 46°06′52″N 123°19′27″W / 46.114555°N 123.324291°W / 46.114555; -123.324291