Latitude: 43.0333

Longitude: -76.6333

Region: --

Port Byron, New York

The maps and aerial photographs on this page present facts about Port Byron, New York. Port Byron is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,290 at the 2010 census. The village is believed to be named after Lord Byron.

The Village of Port Byron is in the Town of Mentz and is north of Auburn, New York.

The local school is the Port Byron Central School District.

Byron, Minnesota, a small town in southeastern Minnesota was named after Port Byron, New York, the name being suggested by George W. Van Dusen, a grain dealer who was formerly from Port Byron, NY.

History

Settlers began arriving around 1797.

Originally known as "Bucksville," the name was changed to Port Byron in 1825 as it became a port on the Erie Canal. Later, when the canal route was changed in 1856, the village was a railroad town.

The village was incorporated in 1837.

The Erie Canal Lock 52 Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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Residents of note

There are a number of people who can trace their roots back to Port Byron or who settled here for a while. Before he was a leader of the Mormon faith, Brigham Young lived here in the early 1830s. He was a painter and builder. One of the early buildings he lived in still exists on Pine Street. Henry Wells of "Wells and Fargo" fame also lived here in the early 1830s. We can trace Isaac Singer of sewing machine fame here in 1837, when he was better known for his acting than his machinery skills. Sculptor Byron Pickett lived here in the 1840s and his family is buried in the local cemetery. Clara Barrus trained in Boston to become a doctor. She is better known as the aid and biographer of naturalist John Burroughs. She also wrote a book about her childhood, titled "A Life Unveiled" written under the name "A Child of the Drumlins". Actress Kittie Rhoades was raised here, and she kept a summer house nearby. She is buried in the local cemetery. Opera singer Richard Bonelli was born here as Jacob Bunn.

Geography

Port Byron is located at (43.0368, -76.6254).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land.

The village is at the junction of Routes NY-31 and NY-38. The New York State Thruway passes north of the village.

The Owasco Outlet flows northward from Owasco Lake to the Seneca River through the village. It provided substantial water power to the early village.

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