Byron, Parke County, Indiana

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Byron
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Byron is located in Parke County, Indiana
Byron
Byron
Location in Park County
Coordinates: 39°54′13″N 87°06′20″W / 39.90361°N 87.10556°W / 39.90361; -87.10556Coordinates: 39°54′13″N 87°06′20″W / 39.90361°N 87.10556°W / 39.90361; -87.10556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Howard
Elevation[1] 761 ft (232 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47859
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 431926

Byron is an unincorporated community in Howard Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Byron in 1884, and remained in operation until 1905.[3] The community probably bears the name of Lord Byron.[4]

Geography[edit]

Byron is located at 39°54′13″N 87°06′20″W / 39.90361°N 87.10556°W / 39.90361; -87.10556 at an elevation of 761 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Byron, Parke County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...supposedly named for Lord Byron...