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Welcome to Westport ...

Westport is located in Fairfield County<1>.

Westport is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Westport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Westport: (203) and (475)<3>

The ZIP codes for Westport: 06880-06881, 06888-06889<4>

Websites for Westport ...

Official Website:   www.ci.westport.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Adding Westport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Westport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Westport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Westport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Westport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Westport - they are located in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Westport.

Communities near Westport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Westport.

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Westport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Westport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westport. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Westport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westport ...

Looking for more information about Westport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Westport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westport: www.ci.westport.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Westport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Westport includes: 06880, 06888 & 06889.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1424, Longitude: -73.3599    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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