Westport, California

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Westport
Unincorporated community
Westport's town center
Westport's town center
Westport is located in California
Westport
Westport
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°38′09″N 123°46′59″W / 39.63583°N 123.78306°W / 39.63583; -123.78306Coordinates: 39°38′09″N 123°46′59″W / 39.63583°N 123.78306°W / 39.63583; -123.78306
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 125 ft (38 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95488
Area code(s) 707

Westport (formerly Beall's Landing) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on California State Route 1 near the Pacific Ocean[2] 13 miles (21 km) north of Fort Bragg,[3] at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).[1]

The first post office at Westport opened in 1879.[3] Originally called Beall's Landing in honor of Samuel Beall, first white settler, the place was renamed in 1877 by James T. Rodgers who built a timber loading facility for the name to contrast with his home town of Eastport, Maine.[3]

As of July 2010 the population of Westport is 60. It has one gasoline station notable for classic fuel pumps and a scenic view of the coast.

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Westport, California
  2. ^ DeLorme California Atlas & Gazateer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 165. ISBN 9781884995149.