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Clatsop County, located in Northwest Oregon was named for the Clatsop Indians, one of many Chinook tribes living in Oregon. The County seat is Astoria. The principle industries of Clatsop County are fishing, lumber, and agriculture. The Port of Astoria, created in 1914, is one of 23 Oregon port districts that support the trade and commerce of Oregon. An increasing number of cruise ships now stop in Astoria as tourists enjoy its shops, history, and nearby attractions.
The area of Astoria and Warrenton is a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; its architecture is dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides with a revitalized 1920s era downtown; all set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty in the temperate rain forest at the mouth of the Columbia River.
The area around Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is designated a marine sanctuary and is subject to special care to maintain the fragile balance established there between human and marine life. Cannon Beach is a popular and picturesque resort area, playing host to an estimated over 750,000 visitors annually while Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation for everyone. Have your camera ready... you may see whales!