Byron has sure grown since I have lived here. I grew up in Byron, out in the country, and back then it was just a tiny little town. It was a big deal to hop on my bike and head into town for some ice cream at DQ, which is still there! I remember having some good neighbors when I lived in Byron. I suppose it still is quite small, compared to Rochester, but, it is far larger than it used to be!
I spent the first few years of my life living in Byron. The next door neighbors were my babysitters even, so I suppose that made them good neighbors!
A rich man from New York bought the land back in the mid to late 1800's which we now know as Byron. He named the village at the time after his hometown in New York which was also called Byron. Interestingly enough, Byron, New York is about 25 miles southwest of Rochester, New York, and our local Byron here is about 5 miles in distance from Rochester, Minnesota. I've always found it funny that when people not from around here ask, "Where are you from?", and I'd reply, "Rochester." Most would assume I was speaking of New York. I used to add to that, "Rochester, MN, home of the Mayo Clinic and I.B.M." They then knew what I had meant.
It's crazy how much over the years has changed and been built, so much so, that Byron is practically neighbors to Rochester, and not by that much of a distance. Below is a listing of all of the events that are taking place in this years 'Good Neighbor Days.'