Byram, Connecticut

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Byram, Connecticut
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyFairfield
NECTABridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
RegionWestern CT
TownGreenwich
Area
 • Total0.861 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land0.798 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water0.063 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,146
 • Density4,800/sq mi (1,900/km2)
Time zoneEastern
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-10660
GNIS feature ID2631559

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] and a census-estimated population of 4,216 in 2018.[3] An endcap of Connecticut's Gold Coast, Byram is the southernmost point in the town of Greenwich and the U.S. state of Connecticut. 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.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Byram has a total area of 0.861 square miles (2.23 km2), of which 0.798 square miles (2.07 km2) is land and 0.063 square miles (0.16 km2), or 7.32%, is water.[5]

Culture[edit]

A scene from the movie The Good Shepherd was shot in Byram.[6][7]

Places[edit]

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

Library[edit]

Byram Shubert Library

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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "ACS 2018 Demographic and Housing Estimates". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2019". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  6. ^ ""The Good Shepherd" House in Greenwich, CT". Virtual Globetrotting. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Lewis, Christina S.N. (January 16, 2009). "Christian Lacroix Offers Paris Apartment". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 23, 2020.

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