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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:
    • 46.890320, -124.104293
    • 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
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Grays Harbor County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Grays Harbor County
    • Since Westport is near Pacific County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Pacific County
  • 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 Washington, the name Westport is unique.

Beyond Washington, 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 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the south of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,506 miles [4,033 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,365 miles [3,806.1 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,902 miles [3,061 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,994 miles [3,209 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,412 miles [3,881.7 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,598 miles [4,181.1 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Westport.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Westport is located in Jackson County and lies 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Westport.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Westport is located in Cheshire County and lies 2,502 miles [4,026.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,414 miles [3,885 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,996 miles [4,821.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • North Carolina
      • Lincoln County
      • This Westport is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,340 miles [3,765.9 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,733 miles [4,398.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Oklahoma
      • Pawnee County
      • This Westport is located in Pawnee County and lies 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Westport is located in Clatsop County and lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Westport.
    • Wisconsin
      • Richland County
      • This Westport is located in Richland County and lies 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km]<1> to the east of the Westport that is located in Grays Harbor 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.

  • Burrows [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Grays Harbor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Gray Gables [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
    • Gray Gables [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Gables
  • Grayland [Grays Harbor County]
  • Grays Harbor City [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Harbor City
    • Grays Harbor City [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Harbor City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Harbor City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Heather [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather
      • Heather [Pacific County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Westport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather
    • Laidlow [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laidlow
      • Laidlow [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Westport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laidlow
    • Ocean Shores [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Shores
      • Ocean Shores [Grays Harbor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Westport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Shores<4>
    • Tokeland [Pacific County]
    • Tulips [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulips
      • Tulips [Grays Harbor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Westport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulips have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulips
    • Woodlawn [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Grays Harbor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Westport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 ...
    • Robert Arthur     (Actor)
      • Born: Robert Paul Arthaud
      • Actor. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on June 18, 1925 (a Thursday) and died in Aberdeen (WA) on October 1, 2008 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery (Grays Harbor County, Washington).
      • Aberdeen is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Westport.
      • Aberdeen is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Arthur<5>
    • Kurt Cobain     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on February 20, 1967 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on April 5, 1994 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. The body was cremated.
      • Aberdeen is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Westport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<5>
    • Martin James 'Marty' O'Toole     (Professional baseball)
    • Fredrick Earl 'Freddie' Steele     (Actor, professional boxer)

How Far From Westport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city 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 ...
    • Montesano, which is the Seat of Grays Harbor County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Westport to Montesano, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,406 miles [3,872.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 137 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,846 miles [11,017.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,606 miles [12,240.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,745 miles [9,245.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 46.8903, Longitude: -124.1043    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 342.314 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 344.068 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.976 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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