Batavia Township, Kane County, Illinois

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Batavia Township
Location in Kane County
Location in Kane County
Kane County's location in Illinois
Kane County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°49′59″N 088°18′59″W / 41.83306°N 88.31639°W / 41.83306; -88.31639Coordinates: 41°49′59″N 088°18′59″W / 41.83306°N 88.31639°W / 41.83306; -88.31639
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Established November 6, 1849 (1849-11-06)
 • Total 18.7 sq mi (48 km2)
 • Land 18.31 sq mi (47.4 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.0 km2)  2.09%
Elevation[1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,221
 • Density 1,923.9/sq mi (742.8/km2)
FIPS code 17-04091[2]
GNIS feature ID 0428640

Batavia Township is located in Kane County, Illinois. It is divided by the Fox River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,221 and it contained 12,892 housing units.[3] The western part of the United States Department of Energy's Fermilab is located at the eastern edge of the township (formerly in the village of Weston), although most of the facility is located in neighboring Winfield Township in DuPage County.


Unlike the prototypical Midwestern township, which is a six mile by six mile square, Batavia splits such a 6-mile (9.7 km) square with Geneva Township. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48 km2), of which 18.31 square miles (47.4 km2) (or 97.91%) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) (or 2.09%) is water.[3]

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The township contains Westside, Eastside, and River Hills cemeteries.

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