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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Byron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Byron and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Byron:
    • 32.652096, -83.756012
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Byron
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Byron ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Byron.

There are three communities within Georgia that are also named Byron.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 30 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Baker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Byron [Baker County].
    • Dougherty County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Byron [Dougherty County].
    • Houston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Byron [Houston County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Fulton County
      • This Byron is located in Fulton County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Byron.
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Byron is located in Contra Costa County and lies 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Byron.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Byron is located in Ogle County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Byron.
    • Indiana
      • LaPorte County
      • This Byron is located in LaPorte County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaPorte County community of Byron.
      • Parke County
      • This Byron is located in Parke County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km] to the north northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Byron.
    • Kansas
      • Republic County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Byron [Republic County].
      • Woodson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Byron [Woodson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Byron [Clay County].
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Byron is located in Oxford County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Byron.
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Byron [Kent County].
      • Shiawassee County
      • This Byron is located in Shiawassee County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<2> to the north of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shiawassee County community of Byron.
    • Minnesota
      • Olmsted County
      • This Byron is located in Olmsted County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Olmsted County community of Byron.
    • Missouri
      • Osage County
      • This Byron is located in Osage County and lies 594 miles [956 km]<2> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Byron.
    • Nebraska
      • Thayer County
      • This Byron is located in Thayer County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thayer County community of Byron.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Byron.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Byron is located in Genesee County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Byron.
    • North Dakota
      • Cavalier County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Byron [Cavalier County].
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This Byron is located in Greene County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<2> to the north of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Byron.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa County
      • This Byron is located in Alfalfa County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alfalfa County community of Byron.
    • Ontario
      • This Byron lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<2> to the north of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Byron [Dickson County].
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Byron [Houston County].
    • Virginia
      • Bland County
      • This Byron is located in Bland County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bland County community of Byron.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • This Byron is located in Yakima County and lies 2,117 miles [3,407 km]<2> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yakima County community of Byron.
    • West Virginia
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Byron [Marion County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dodge County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Byron [Dodge County].
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Byron is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Byron.
    • Wyoming
      • Big Horn County
      • This Byron is located in Big Horn County and lies 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Peach County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Big Horn County community of Byron.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Byron ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bass [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Centerville [Houston County]
  • Dove Cove [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Cove
    • Dove Cove [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Cove
  • Echo Glen [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Glen
    • Echo Glen [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Byron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Glen
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Fairystone [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairystone
      • Fairystone [Bibb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairystone
    • Friendship [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Crawford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Hidden Forest [Peach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Forest
      • Hidden Forest [Peach County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Forest
    • Hidden Oaks [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Oaks
      • Hidden Oaks [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Oaks
    • Hunters Ridge [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Ridge
      • Hunters Ridge [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Ridge
    • Lakeview [Peach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Peach County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Liberty View [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty View
      • Liberty View [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty View
    • Ohio [Peach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohio
      • Ohio [Peach County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohio have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohio
    • Powersville [Peach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powersville
      • Powersville [Peach County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powersville
    • Quail Meadow [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Meadow
      • Quail Meadow [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Meadow
    • Quail Run [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Sleepy Hollow [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Three Oaks [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Oaks
      • Three Oaks [Bibb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Byron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Oaks

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Byron. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<6>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<6>
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday June 19, 1877 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday August 30, 1961 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<6>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday August 6, 1941 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<6>
    • Harold Lucas McLinton     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fort Valley (Georgia) on Tueday July 1, 1947 and died in Washington, DC on Friday October 31, 1980 at the age of 33. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Fort Valley is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lucas McLinton<6>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday November 27, 1866 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday November 6, 1952 at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Byron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<6>

How Far From Byron to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Byron to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Byron and extending to:

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    • Fort Valley, which is the Seat of Peach County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Byron to Fort Valley, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 572 miles [920.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,159 miles [11,521.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Peach County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Byron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Peach County: www.peachcounty.net/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Byron could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Byron) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Byron. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ByronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Byron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6521, Longitude: -83.7560    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Byron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Byron to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.837 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.044 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.306 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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