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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Westbrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westbrook and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Westbrook:
    • 43.676958, -70.367695
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Westbrook
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Westbrook ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Westbrook.

Within Maine, the name Westbrook is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • This Westbrook is located in Dallas County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Westbrook.
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • This Westbrook is located in Hempstead County and lies 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hempstead County community of Westbrook.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Westbrook is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Westbrook.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Westbrook is located in Middlesex County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Westbrook.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Westbrook is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,262 miles [2,031 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Westbrook.
    • Georgia
      • Laurens County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Westbrook [Laurens County].
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Westbrook [Pickens County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampshire County
      • This Westbrook is located in Hampshire County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Westbrook.
    • Minnesota
      • Cottonwood County
      • This Westbrook is located in Cottonwood County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<1> to the west of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cottonwood County community of Westbrook.
    • Missouri
      • Pemiscot County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Westbrook [Pemiscot County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Westbrook is located in Alamance County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Westbrook.
      • Bladen County
      • This Westbrook is located in Bladen County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Westbrook.
    • Ontario
      • This Westbrook lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the west of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Westbrook [Lancaster County].
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Westbrook is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Westbrook.
    • Texas
      • Blanco County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Westbrook [Blanco County].
      • Harris County
      • This Westbrook is located in Harris County and lies 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Westbrook.
      • Jack County
      • This Westbrook is located in Jack County and lies 1,651 miles [2,657 km] to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jack County community of Westbrook.
      • Mitchell County
      • This Westbrook is located in Mitchell County and lies 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mitchell County community of Westbrook.
      • Wood County
      • This Westbrook is located in Wood County and lies 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the west southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Westbrook.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Westbrook is located in Davis County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<1> to the west of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Westbrook.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Westbrook is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the west of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Westbrook.
      • Weber County
      • This Westbrook is located in Weber County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the west of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Westbrook.
    • Virginia
      • Lynchburg City
      • This Westbrook is located in Lynchburg City and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Westbrook that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lynchburg City community of Westbrook.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Westbrook [Yakima County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westbrook ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cash Corner [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Corner
    • Cash Corner [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Westbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Corner
  • Crocketts Corner [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts Corner
    • Crocketts Corner [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Westbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crocketts Corner
  • Grubb Hill [Cumberland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb Hill
    • Grubb Hill [Cumberland County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Westbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Libbytown [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libbytown
    • Libbytown [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Westbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libbytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libbytown
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Falls [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Westbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
      • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Westbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prides Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prides Corner
      • Prides Corner [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Westbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prides Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prides Corner
    • Summit View Park [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit View Park
      • Summit View Park [Cumberland County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Westbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit View Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Park [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Park
      • Sunset Park [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Westbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Westbrook. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Henry A. Barrows     (Actor)
    • Frederick Nicholls Crouch     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Marylebone (England) on July 31, 1808 (a Sunday) and died in Portland (ME) on August 18, 1896 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Portland is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick Nicholls Crouch<5>
    • Edward Sylvester Ellis     (Author)
    • John Ford     (Director)
      • Born: John Martin Feeney
      • Director. He was born in Cape Elizabeth (ME) on February 1, 1894 (a Thursday) and died in Palm Desert (CA) on August 31, 1973 (a Friday) at the age of 79.
      • Cape Elizabeth is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ford<5>
    • Edwin Herbert Hall     (Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor)
      • Nobel Prize winning scientist, inventor. He was born in North Gorham (ME) on November 7, 1855 (a Wednesday) and died in Cambridge (MA) on November 20, 1938 (a Sunday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • North Gorham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Herbert Hall<5>
    • Winslow Homer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Boston (MA) on February 24, 1836 (a Wednesday) and died in Prouts Neck (ME) on September 29, 1910 (a Thursday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Prouts Neck is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Winslow Homer<5>
    • Louise Lamprey     (Author)
    • Linda Lavin     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Portland (ME) on October 15, 1937 (a Friday)
      • Portland is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Westbrook.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     (Poet)
    • Harry Donald Lord     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Porter (ME) on March 8, 1882 (a Wednesday) and died in Westbrook on August 9, 1948 (a Monday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Kezar Falls Burial Ground (Oxford County, Maine).
      • Porter is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Donald Lord<5>
    • Alfred 'Fred' Parent     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Biddeford (ME) on November 25, 1875 (a Thursday) and died in Sanford (ME) on November 2, 1972 (a Thursday) at the age of 97. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (York County, Maine).
      • Biddeford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Westbrook.
      • Sanford is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Westbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred 'Fred' Parent<5>

How Far From Westbrook to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Westbrook to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Westbrook and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Portland, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies just to the East.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Westbrook to Augusta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 477 miles [767.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,424 miles [8,729.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,011 miles [6,455.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westbrook: www.westbrookmaine.com/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Westbrook) 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 Westbrook. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestbrookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6770, Longitude: -70.3677    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Westbrook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Westbrook could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Westbrook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.347 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 299.09 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 299.559 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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