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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Westport.

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Westport to:

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Dane County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Westport to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,184 miles [9,952.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,820 miles [7,757 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westport ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Westport.

While the name Westport is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Westport, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the East

New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Westport, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the East

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Catfish (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Westport   [Map]
Dane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Darwin (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
DeForest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elmside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Martinsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Pheasant Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pilgrim Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Raintree   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunburst   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Token Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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.

Eugene Matthew Brabender
  Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at an age of 55. He was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Westport

Madison [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Westport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<7>
 
Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Westport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis
 
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Westport

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

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 Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Westport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.633 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.877 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.103 degrees.

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<7>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.

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