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The City of Byron
The City of Byron, named for the poet Lord Byron, was incorporated in 1874 and covers 5.8 square miles. The population in 2003 was estimated at 3,100. With exits within the city limits off Interstate 75, Byron is poised for growth in the next few years.
Whether you have lived in Byron all your life or have recently moved here, you quickly understand that this is a special place. It is special because of the sense of community you find when you stop by City Hall to pay your utilities or Giant Foods for your weekly groceries.
People are moving to Byron, now more than ever. The reason is simple: people want what Byron has to offer. Byron, a Better Hometown Community, offers the best of both worlds. Located on Hwy 49 and I-75 at exit 149 in Peach County, Byron offers small town charm, beautiful new subdivisions, a thriving industrial park, great schools and so much more while still being just minutes from Macon, Warner Robins and Robins Air Force Base. It's a great place to come when you want to leave the hustle and bustle of the workplace.
Byron is home to Mid State RV, the largest Coachman dealership in the world, and New Castle RV. It is also home to Peach County's only new car dealerships, Jerry Barker Chevrolet and Hummer and Brannen Ford.
In Historic Downtown Byron, Main Street, you'll find antebellum homes, a renovated 1870 Depot Museum and Caboose, the recently-renovated jail and Jailhouse Park. Cross the railroad tracks and visit the Byron Welcome Center/Better Hometown Office located in a 1920 drugstore. Enjoy lunch at one of our unique restaurants or browse the specialty shops.
The success of our city is our residents, our business community, our civic organizations, our schools and our government all working together. Whether itâ??s the Christmas parade, the Battle of Byron, Nightmare on Main Street or another function, you will find all aspects of Byron represented. Byron is proud of its sense of community.
Byron is also home of the Battle of Byron, an annual community fund-raising event staged in the historic district of the city since 1979. The brainchild of then city-clerk Frances McDaniel, the event has become one of Peach County's most successful gatherings. Click here for more information on the Battle.
Byron Better Hometown is committed to keeping the hometown spirit alive in Byron while letting the town grow in an orderly and progressive manner. For more information on the Better Hometown Program, please contact Joan Hayes, manager, at 478-956-5555.