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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:
    • 39.786170, -83.980766
    • 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 found 31 communities that share the name Byron.

Within Ohio, the name Byron is unique.

Beyond Ohio, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 30 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Fulton County
      • This Byron is located in Fulton County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km]<1> to the west of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Byron.
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> 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. 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. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Byron [Houston County].
      • Peach County
      • This Byron is located in Peach County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the south of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Peach County community of Byron.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Byron is located in Ogle County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the west of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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.<2> 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.<2> 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 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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.<2> 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 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the north of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 426 miles [685.6 km]<1> to the west of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the west of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Byron [Cavalier County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa County
      • This Byron is located in Alfalfa County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the west of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alfalfa County community of Byron.
    • Ontario
      • This Byron lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> 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.<2> 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 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the southeast of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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.<2> 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.<2> 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 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Byron that is located in Greene County.
      • 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.

  • Alpha
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha is located in Greene County
  • Beavercreek
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Fairborn
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairborn
    • Fairborn is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,990 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairborn <5>
  • Five Points
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Greene County
  • Goes
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goes
    • Goes is located in Greene County
  • Green Meadows
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadows
    • Green Meadows is located in Clark County
  • Hennessee ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessee
    • Hennessee is located in Greene County
  • Hennessey ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
    • Hennessey is located in Clark County
  • Holiday Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Valley
    • Holiday Valley is located in Clark County
  • New Germany
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Germany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Germany
    • New Germany is located in Greene County
  • Oakgrove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakgrove
    • Oakgrove is located in Clark County
  • Park Hills Crossing
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills Crossing
    • Park Hills Crossing is located in Greene County
  • Pleasant View
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View is located in Greene County
  • Yellow Springs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Springs
    • Yellow Springs is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellow Springs <5>

How Far From Byron to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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:

  • Xenia, which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Byron to Columbus, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 375 miles [603.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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 Greene County: www.co.greene.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Byron) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Byron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7862, Longitude: -83.9808       In this case, the coordinates for Byron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.
<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 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.092 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.356 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.455 degrees.









 

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