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A Message from Chairman of the Board of Trustees
“Welcome to the Town of Byron! We are proud to support our Nebraska agriculture -- an integral part of the lives of the folks who live in and the farmers who live around our special town.” — Jaye Moeller, Chairman
Byron, a Proud Nebraska Town in "Cornhusker" Farm Country
72 homes and buildings are neatly arranged in symmetrical order on 5 north and south streets and 5 east and west streets on just 128 acres that lie not just in Nebraska, but also in Kansas.
Byron is made up of some 48 households containing God-fearing, church-going folks who are probably the most friendly you will find anywhere in America. Yes, there is occasional crime, but so rare that each incident is talked about for decades.
The small community is surrounded by miles and miles of fertile farm country that is tended by some of the most capable farmers you'll find anywhere, and those farmers see Byron as their town, despite not living directly there.
Indeed, as farmers age, they turn their farms over to their children and move into town. It is a cycle that can be pointed to by many present residents.
Aurora Cooperative Elevator
Dominates Skyline of Byron
The largest business enterprise in Byron, the elevator dominates the skyline of Byron and can be seen from miles around when approaching Byron.
Farmers depend upon the Coop for corn, grain, bean and milo processing as well as obtaining seed, agronomy advice and energy. The entire town bustles with activity as tons of corn to be processed are piled in outside storage when the capacity of the elevator is exceeded.
The giant fans and conveyors can be heard day and throughout town during harvest season.
|Byron Demographics from 2010 Census Data|
As of the census of 2010, there were 83 persons, 48 households, and 25 families residing in the village. The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.
The median age in Byron was 53.5 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 37.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 44.6% male and 55.4% female.
There were 48 households, 8 with children under the age of 18, 23 with married couples, 2 had a female with no husband, 1 had a male with no wife, and 23 were non-families. 22 were made up of individuals and 12 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.36.
Byron’s Brand New Community Center
A center for all sorts of community functions, the new center also houses a tornado shelter and a fitness center as well as a well-equipped modern professional kitchen facility.
The Center was built with private funds raised by the village of Byron and the many farmers surround it.
The Byron Public Library
The Byron town librarian is Linda Ivers, who tends the facility, keeps it organized and assists all who visit. During the summer, the Byron Public Library, located in the new Community Center, is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Winter hours are Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning. The library phone number is (402) 236-8752.
In addition to boasting a large selection of books, magazines and tapes, it also has a modern computer with internet connection for use by one and all, as well as an amazing children's section.
The Byron Community Park, Ballpark and Playground
Baseball is immensely popular on summer evenings at the Community Park. Picnics are comfortably shaded in the pavilion where parents can easily oversee the activities of their children on the playground. Running water in the up-to-date restrooms is provided as well.
The Byron High school merged with neighboring Chester-Hubbell in 1982. Elementary, Middle School and High School students attend their parents' school of choice in Superior (in Nuckles County), Ruskin, Deshler or Hebron (all in Thayer County)
The old school building #68, which closed in 1982, is located on School Street adjacent to the community ballpark and playground was still used for hosting special events and as an emergency shelter until the new Community Center was finished.
The old school will soon be demolished and replaced with something yet to be determined by the new private owner.