British forces commanded by William Tryon camped on the beach here in 1777, but a town was not established until 1835.
Today, Westport is known for its luxurious mansions, extravagence, and pictaresque charm.
People Born in Westport
Westport in People's Lives
Georgina Chapman: I married my husband Harvey Weinstein here at a private ceremony in December 2007. This is now one of the three homes that our family resides in, the other two being Manhattan and Los Angeles.