Byron

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Byron is known as the "Gateway to the Rock River Valley" and is attractive to new businesses and residents because of its proximity to all that big cities have to offer while maintaining its small-town feel. Byron is a modern urban community with a friendly rural character. Known for their award-winning golf course, beautiful river front, and excellent schools, Byron is located in northern Illinois along the Rock River, 88 miles west of Chicago and 12 miles south of Rockford. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and friendly people, Byron is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.