The town of Westport was founded on March 23, 1836, by Hockersmith Merryman and Simeon Sharp. As there were only twenty lots in the original plat, the town itself was very small.
Decatur County’s wooden covered bridge, located 1.5 miles southeast of Westport just off County Road 1100 South, is the only covered bridge ever constructed in Decatur County.
The Town Council meets every second Monday of each month at the Westport Community Building at 6:30 p.m.
The historic Westport Community Building is located at 205 W Main St.
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