The rural community of Napavine is situated along the I-5 corridor, making it a convenient stop for travelers heading north or south. Napavine was officially incorporated as a town on November 21, 1913. Settlers began arriving in the Cowlitz area in the early 1850s. In 1883, Scottish immigrant James Urquhart laid out the town naming it Napavine from the Indian word “Napavoon” meaning “small prairie”.
Despite its small size, Napavine has a strong sense of community and a vibrant downtown area with local shops and several restaurants. It is one of Lewis County’s fastest growing areas. On top of that, the local schools are highly rated and provide a great education for students.