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1890 Communities Near Westport ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Westport in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Westport.

Arlington   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 167 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashton   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burke   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Burke had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottage Grove   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 166 people (with 6,939 people in 2017)
 - Cottage Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Cross Plains   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 371 people (with 4,241 people in 2017)
 - Cross Plains had a post office and railroad service
 
Dane   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 1,136 people in 2017)
 - Dane had a post office and railroad service
 
Darwin   (Dane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Darwin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westport
 - Darwin had railroad service and no post office
 
DeForest   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 10,340 people in 2017)
 - DeForest had a post office and railroad service
 
Fitchburg   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Westport
 - Fitchburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Hope   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westport
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyeser   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Keyeser had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lakeview   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Lakeview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Leeds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lodi   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 736 people (with 3,057 people in 2017)
 - Lodi had a post office and railroad service
 
Madison   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 13,426 people (with 255,214 people in 2017)
 - Madison had a post office and railroad service
 
Marxville   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Westport
 - Marxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mendota   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 627 people
 - Mendota had a post office and railroad service
 
Middleton   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 324 people (with 19,660 people in 2017)
 - Middleton had a post office and railroad service
 
Morrisonville   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Morrisonville had a post office and railroad service
 
North Leeds   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - North Leeds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norway Grove   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Norway Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pheasant Branch   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Pheasant Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield Corners   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westport
 - Springfield Corners had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Prairie   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 704 people (with 32,894 people in 2017)
 - Sun Prairie had a post office and railroad service
 
Syene   (Dane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Syene was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Westport
 - Syene had railroad service and no post office
 
Verona   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 13,107 people in 2017)
 - Verona had a post office and railroad service
 
Vilas   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Westport
 - Vilas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waunakee   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 13,755 people in 2017)
 - Waunakee had a post office and railroad service
 
West Middleton   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Westport
 - West Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Windsor   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Westport
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 7,057 people in 2017)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Westport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Westport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Westport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1592, Longitude: -89.4260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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