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Located in southeastern Pawnee County, Westport is situated two miles east of the junction of U.S. Highway 64 and 412 (Cimarron Turnpike) and approximately one mile north of U.S. Highway 412. Bordered by the Arkansas River and Lake Keystone on the north, Westport was incorporated in the mid-1970s. Citizens sought incorporation so that a water district could be established to serve them. The majority of the homes were constructed between 1960 and 1979.

The first federal census reported for Westport indicated a population of 146 in 1970. In 1980 and 1990, Westport had 265 and 326 inhabitants, respectively. At the turn of the twenty-first century the town had 264 citizens, of which 96.4 percent of those employed commuted to Tulsa and Stillwater. The Keystone Air Park, located east of the community, served residents. The 2010 census counted 298 inhabitants.

Linda D. Wilson


Pawnee Chief (Pawnee, Oklahoma), 14 April 1966.

Profiles of America, Vol. 2 (2d ed.; Millerton, N.Y.: Grey House Publishing, 2003).

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