Oregon pioneer D.K. Warren was one of Clatsop County’s founding fathers. A prolific businessman and politician, Warren is best known for residing in a Victorian style home in a trading area that now serves as his namesake, the city of Warrenton.
Historically, Warrenton was a hub for D.K.’s many industries that included water lines, timber routes, a school system and a real estate boom. According to tradition, Warren’s estate even served as the first lighthouse in the community. A small lamp in the window served as a key marker for passing boats along the mouth of the Columbia.