Westport, Oregon facts for kids
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
|• Total||0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)|
|• Land||0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||483/sq mi (186.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|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.
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