Westport's town center
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Westport (formerly Beall's Landing) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located on California State Route 1 near the Pacific Ocean 13 miles (21 km) north of Fort Bragg, at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).
The first post office at Westport opened in 1879. 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.
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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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Westport, California
- DeLorme California Atlas & Gazateer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 165. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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