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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Westby.

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Around Westby ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northwest of Westby. La Crosse has a population of 52,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winona (MN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Westby and has a population of 27,100 people.

For comparison, Westby has a population of 2,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Westby and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   4,822   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,372   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,851   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,628   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,375   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,786   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   18,697   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   5,718   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,537   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   5,017   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,887   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,695   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,405   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,395   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
West Salem   [Map]   4,967   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cashton   [Map]   1,101   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Christiana   [Map]   969   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Clinton   [Map]   1,426   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coon   [Map]   760   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coon Valley   [Map]   788   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   1,006   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   867   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   1,200   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Liberty   [Map]   272   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Melvina   [Map]   104   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Portland   [Map]   819   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   1,835   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Washington   [Map]   578   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Webster   [Map]   821   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Westby, please visit our County-by-County Page for Westby.

Vernon County ...

Westby is located in Vernon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon County: Allamakee (IA), Houston (MN), Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westby ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Westby.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Westby.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Westby. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Westby. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Westby ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Westby.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Westby.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Westby. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NE   97 miles [156.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Waterloo Rgnl. (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   ALO   SW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richland Airport   [Map]   93C   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
        Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Westby.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Westby. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westby) 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 Westby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6530, Longitude: -90.8574     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Westby), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westby.