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Welcome to Westernport ...

The town of Westernport is located in Allegany County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westernport has a population of 1,726 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Westernport.

Westernport is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Westernport: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Westernport: 21562<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westernport had an population of 1,726 people. This is a decrease of 8.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westernport had a population of 1,888 people. This makes Westernport the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Westernport represents 0.03% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,888 people, the population of Westernport decreased 10.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,104 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Westernport.

Adding Westernport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Westernport elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Westernport ...

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

  • Cumberland [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Allegany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Westernport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,284 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland<7>
  • Frostburg [Allegany County]
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    • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Westernport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,505 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<7>
  • Keyser [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
    • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Westernport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Westernport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
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      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
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      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<7>
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<7>
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
    • Grantsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Garrett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<7>
    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Westernport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<7>

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 Westernport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Westernport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westernport. 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 Westernport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Westernport. See our Newspapers Page for Westernport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westernport ...

Looking for more information about Westernport? 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 Westernport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Westernport.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Maryland

About Allegany County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westernport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Allegany County: www.gov.allconet.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westernport.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westernport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>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 town (such as Westernport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westernport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westernport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Westernport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westernport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westernport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4862, Longitude: -79.0456    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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