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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 Westport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westport 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 Westport:
    • 39.054449, -94.580234
    • 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 Westport
  • 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 Westport ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Westport.

Within Missouri, the name Westport is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 22 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Westport is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km]<1> to the west of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Westport.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Westport is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Westport.
    • Georgia
      • Columbia County
      • This Westport is located in Columbia County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Westport.
    • Illinois
      • Lawrence County
      • This Westport is located in Lawrence County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Westport.
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Westport is located in Decatur County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Westport.
      • Porter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Westport [Porter County].
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Westport [Sedgwick County].
    • Kentucky
      • Oldham County
      • This Westport is located in Oldham County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oldham County community of Westport.
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Westport is located in Rapides Parish and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the south of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Westport.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Westport is located in Baltimore City and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Westport.
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol County
      • This Westport is located in Bristol County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol County community of Westport.
    • Minnesota
      • Pope County
      • This Westport is located in Pope County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<1> to the north of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Westport.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Westport is located in Cheshire County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Westport.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Westport is located in Essex County and lies 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Westport.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Westport lies 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • North Carolina
      • Lincoln County
      • This Westport is located in Lincoln County and lies 785 miles [1,263.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Westport.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Westport lies 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Oklahoma
      • Pawnee County
      • This Westport is located in Pawnee County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pawnee County community of Westport.
    • Ontario
      • This Westport lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Westport is located in Clatsop County and lies 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clatsop County community of Westport.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clinton County
      • This Westport is located in Clinton County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Westport.
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • This Westport is located in Brown County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Westport.
    • Tennessee
      • Carroll County
      • This Westport is located in Carroll County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Westport.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Westport is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Westport.
    • Wisconsin
      • Richland County
      • This Westport is located in Richland County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Westport that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Westport.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westport ...

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.

  • Countryside [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside
    • Countryside [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside
  • Fairway [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway
    • Fairway [Johnson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,960 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairway<4>
  • Grays Park [Wyandotte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Park
    • Grays Park [Wyandotte County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Park
  • Harlem [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
    • Harlem [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
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    • Kansas City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
      • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<4>
    • Mission [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission
      • Mission [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mission:
      • Mission Hill Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission<4>
    • Mission Hills [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Johnson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Mission Woods [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Woods
      • Mission Woods [Johnson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Woods
    • Prairie Village [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Johnson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Westport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie Village<4>
    • Waldo [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Westport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo

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 Westport. 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 Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at the age of 48. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<5>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
    • John Ashley     (Actor, producer, singer)
    • Ralph Barton     (Cartoonist, illustrator)
      • Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at the age of 39. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<5>
    • Hugh Beaumont     (Actor, director, writer)
      • Actor, director, writer. He was born in Eudora (Kansas) on Tueday February 16, 1909 and died in Munich (Germany) on Friday May 14, 1982 at the age of 73. The body was cremated.
      • Eudora is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Beaumont<5>
    • Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at the age of 50. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<5>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
    • Robert Russell Bennett     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at the age of 87. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<5>
    • Connee Boswell     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at the age of 68. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<5>
    • Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at the age of 62. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<5>
    • Addison Foster Brennan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<5>

How Far From Westport 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 community such as Westport to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Independence, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Westport to Independence, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Jackson County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0544, Longitude: -94.5802       In this case, the coordinates for Westport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Westport 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Westport 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 319.029 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.223 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.67 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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