Byron, Ohio

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Location of Byron, Ohio

Byron is a small unincorporated community in southeastern Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio, United States. It sits at the intersection of Linebaugh and Dayton-Yellow Springs Roads, between Fairborn and Xenia.[1] Byron is located at 39°47′10″N 83°58′51″W / 39.78611°N 83.98083°W / 39.78611; -83.98083 (39.7861705, -83.9807661), at an elevation of 915 feet (279 m).[2]

The community is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Byron was originally called Tylersville, after President John Tyler, and under the latter name was platted in 1841 on the road running between Yellow Springs and Dayton.[3] The present name honors Lord Byron, an English poet.[4] A post office called Byron was established in 1849, and remained in operation until 1902.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 66. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Byron, Ohio
  3. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 287. 
  4. ^ Dills, R. S. (1881). History of Greene County: Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio ... Odell & Mayer. p. 239. 
  5. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°47′10″N 83°58′51″W / 39.78611°N 83.98083°W / 39.78611; -83.98083