Byram, Connecticut

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Byram
Neighborhood
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Fairfield
City Greenwich
Time zone Eastern
Area code(s) 203

Byram is a neighborhood/section and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.[1] It had a population of 4,146 at the 2010 census.[2] It is separated from Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, by the Byram River. Byram was once known as East Port Chester.

History[edit]

The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes.

Byram Fire Station, Greenwich Fire Station # 3

Byram Quarry, now closed, supplied stone for the Brooklyn Bridge, the base of the Statue of Liberty and St. Roch Church.[3]

Culture[edit]

A scene from the movie The Good Shepherd was shot in Byram.

Places[edit]

Byram has three sites on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road; built c. 1794
  • Thomas Lyon House — 1 Byram Road; built: c. 1695, listed: 1977
  • Byram School — Western Junior Highway; built: 1925, listed: 1990

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Byram, Connecticut
  2. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Byram CDP, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hagey, Keach, "No givebacks: Group rejects war memorial for school", The Advocate of Stamford, September 28, 2006, page A3; article from Greenwich Time daily newspaper

Coordinates: 41°00′15″N 73°39′13″W / 41.00417°N 73.65361°W / 41.00417; -73.65361