Introduction to Astoria, Oregon
John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company established Fort Astoria as a fur-trading post in 1810. In fact, the city was also named after John Jacob Astor. American pioneers first arrived in the area in the mid-1840s. The first post office of Astoria was established in 1847. It was incorporated in 1876. The early economy of the area depended upon fishing, lumber and fish processing.
Astoria and nearby Attractions
- Columbia River Maritime Museum
- Fort Stevens State Park
- Fort Clatsop National Memorial
- Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint
- Fort Astoria
- Heritage Museum
Things To Do In Astoria
While in Astoria, a visit to the Astoria Children's Museum, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Heritage Museum, the Uppertown Firefighters Museum and Fort Clatsop National Memorial may prove interesting. Tapiola Park, Shively Park and John Warren Field provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can also visit the Fort Stevens State Park and Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint. The city hosts the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival every June and the Clatsop County Fair every July.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Astoria Higher Education
Clatsop Community College is located in the city. Others offering courses in higher studies include Lower Columbia College, George Fox University and South Puget Sound Community College.