Byron, LaPorte County, Indiana

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Byron
Unincorporated community
Byron is located in Indiana
Byron
Byron
Coordinates: 41°39′22″N 86°37′29″W / 41.65611°N 86.62472°W / 41.65611; -86.62472Coordinates: 41°39′22″N 86°37′29″W / 41.65611°N 86.62472°W / 41.65611; -86.62472
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Kankakee
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
ZIP code 46371
FIPS code 18-09658[1]
GNIS feature ID 431927[2]

Byron is an unincorporated community in Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Byron was laid out and platted in 1836.[3] Byron was once considered a center of trade in the area. With the construction of the Northern Indiana Railroad, business activity shifted to other nearby towns, and Byron's population dwindled.[4]

Geography[edit]

Byron is located at 41°39′22″N 86°37′29″W / 41.65611°N 86.62472°W / 41.65611; -86.62472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Byron, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 727. 
  4. ^ Packard, Jasper (1876). History of La Porte County, Indiana, and Its Townships, Towns and Cities. S. E. Taylor, printers. p. 48.