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Westport
Decatur County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47283




Page Contents for Westport, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Westport is approximately 1,478 1990, 1379 2010.
The approximate number of families is 579 1990, 548 2010.
The amount of land area in Westport is 3.39 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.031 sq kilometers.
The distance from Westport to Washington DC is 485 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 52 miles. (as the crow flies)
Westport is positioned 39.17 degrees north of the equator and 85.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

about 70 miles south of Indianapolis, between Greensburg and Columbus. Here is a map page for Westport.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Westport.

Founded in 1836 by Hockersmith, Merryman and Simeon Sharp, Westport was laid out with just twenty lots. Many people lived in the area, but few in the little town. About 1840, when Lewis C. Stott came, he found just three families and one shop keeper. He began a tan yard just north of Westport.

On 13 August 1872, the main area of town was virtually destroyed by an early morning fire.

Here are some genealogy links for the area.
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The founding of Westport

23 March 1836


Attractions

Westport Kiwanis Park, located on Main Street on the west side of Westport,. features community building, one lighted baseball diamond, basketball court, tennis court, playground equipment, picnic tables, shelter house, restroom

The Westport Covered Bridge
Built in 1880
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Westport City Government

Official site for Westport, Indiana

Westport is part of Sand Creek Township


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