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Byron in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Byron

Est. 1878

 
 
Byron Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 22, 2009
1. Byron Marker
Inscription. At this location, in 1878, a railroad station was established for the San Pablo and Tulare Railroad, which ran from Los Banos to Martinez, later to become part of the Southern Pacific Railway, for the purpose of taking on water, and became known as the "By Run".

This township was famous for shipping more hay than any other station in California at the turn of the century.

Dedicated to the early pioneers and settlers of this community.

Dedicated September 19, 1987
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 1987 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 52.189′ N, 121° 38.478′ W. Marker is in Byron, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Main Street near Holway Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Byron CA 94514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John and Abby Marsh (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 5.2 miles away); Byer/Nail House
Byron Marker - Wide Shot Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 22, 2009
2. Byron Marker - Wide Shot
(approx. 6 miles away); Mountain House School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (approx. 13.1 miles away); July 4, Anno Domini, 1951 (approx. 13.3 miles away); The Woman's Club of Antioch (approx. 13.7 miles away); Birthplace of Antioch (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PlacesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Main Street (Looking South -Southeast) Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 22, 2009
3. Main Street (Looking South -Southeast)
Although no longer visible (now parking), the Byron depot was roughly where the caboose (previous picture) is now, with the hay and oil loading platforms a bit further south (this picture, on the left, about where the truck is parked).

In 2000, Byron had 916 people according to the US Census.
Byron Marker Photo, Click for full size
circa 1930
4. Byron Marker
Historical newspaper article showing the old Highway Garage "on the main concrete road at the entrance to Byron..."
Byron Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Pamela Munkelt, circa October 2008
5. Byron Marker
Compare the previous photoghraph with how it looks today. The old Highway Garage is now home to Red Barn Hotrods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4, 5. submitted on , by Pamela Munkelt of Byron, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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