The City of Byron, named for the poet Lord Byron, was incorporated in 1874 and covers 5.8 square miles in Peach County, Georgia. The population according to 2019 U.S. Census estimates is 5,226, a growth rate of more than 15% over the past 10 years.
Such phenomenal growth can be partly attributed to Byron’s location on Interstate 75, just 14 miles south of Macon and 10 miles west of Warner Robins. Byron offers small-town charm and a relaxed pace while being close to regional employment centers. Yet, within a few minutes’ drive, residents will find themselves amid acres of agricultural fields, peach and pecan orchards, as farming remains a significant economic driver in this area.
In Historic Downtown Byron, you will find antebellum homes, a renovated 1870 Depot Museum and Caboose, the recently renovated jail and Jailhouse Park. Cross the railroad tracks and visit the Drugstore Deli occupying a 1920 drugstore. Enjoy lunch at one of our local restaurants or browse the specialty shops.
In Byron, you can browse through Big Peach Antiques with more than 200 dealers in one space and find sweet deals at the Peach Shops at Byron.
Byron is proud of its sense of community. The success of our city is our residents, our business community, our civic organizations, our schools, and our government all working together. Whether it is
the Christmas parade, Nightmare on Main Street, or another function, you will find all aspects of Byron represented.
We welcome your interest in our city and we are eager to show you the community spirit that makes Byron so special. Please explore our website, and contact us with any questions.