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The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Rainier is approximately 1,674 (1990), 1895 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 672 (1990), 818 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rainier is 3.974 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.622 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rainier to Washington DC is 2477 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 80 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rainier is positioned 46.09 degrees north of the equator and 122.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.


47 miles from Portland, Oregon on the Oregon side of the Columbia River across from Longview, Washington.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Rainier.

Here is another history page for Ranier and Clatskanie, Oregon and Longview, Washington. The site includes many pictures as well as much historical information.

Rainier was named for Mount Rainier. The mountain, in turn, was named by George Vancouver in 1792 for Rear-Admiral Peter Rainier of the Royal Navy. The town was formerly known as Eminence. The name was changed to Rainier on 6 Jan 1852. The first post office of Eminence was established in 1851 with Charles E. Fox, the town’s founder, as the first postmaster.
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The settling of Rainier



Day in the Park (summer celebration), Festival of Lights (Christmas).

more about Clatskanie and the area at this informative site.
Serving Clatskanie, Westport, Quincy-Mayger & Rainier Oregon
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