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The location of Westport









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Westport ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dubuque (IA). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Westport. Dubuque (IA) has a population of 58,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Platteville. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the south of Westport and has a population of 12,500 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 from Westport and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Asbury (IA)   [Map]   5,586   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Baraboo   [Map]   12,164   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cross Plains   [Map]   4,241   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dodgeville   [Map]   4,748   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   3,736   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,394   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mount Horeb   [Map]   7,421   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   5,653   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   4,378   E   46 miles [74 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,487   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   4,998   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sauk City   [Map]   3,468   E   46 miles [74 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Akan   [Map]   395   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blue River   [Map]   419   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   150   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boscobel   [Map]   380   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Boscobel   [Map]   3,120   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Boydtown   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eagle   [Map]   520   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Haney   [Map]   295   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hickory Grove   [Map]   462   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Marietta   [Map]   449   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Marion   [Map]   581   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Muscoda   [Map]   780   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richwood   [Map]   524   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Scott   [Map]   471   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Watterstown   [Map]   337   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Richland County ...

Westport is located in Richland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Sauk & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westport ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Westport. 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 Westport. 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, attractions 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 Westport ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Boscobel Airport (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richland Airport (FAA ID: 93C)   [Map]   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Tri-County Rgnl. (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Prairie Du Chien Muni. (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dodgeville Muni.   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lancaster Muni. (FAA ID: 73C)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Iowa Co. Airport  (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Westport.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   E   65 miles [104.6 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   NNE   118 miles [189.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   E   139 miles [223.7 km]
O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ESE   162 miles [260.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   NNW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl. (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   ESE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   WSW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Boscobel Airport (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richland Airport (FAA ID: 93C)   [Map]   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Tri-County Rgnl. (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Prairie Du Chien Muni. (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dodgeville Muni.   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lancaster Muni. (FAA ID: 73C)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Iowa Co. Airport  (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 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.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
  Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
  Website for Iowa County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Platteville Muni.   (ICAO: KPVB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
  Website for O'Hare International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
  Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
  Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Westport: www.townofwestport.org/

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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 Westport.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2050, Longitude: -90.6412     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westport 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Westport), 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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