Plato Township, Kane County, Illinois

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Plato Township
Location in Kane County
Location in Kane County
Kane County's location in Illinois
Kane County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°01′34″N 88°25′52″W / 42.02611°N 88.43111°W / 42.02611; -88.43111Coordinates: 42°01′34″N 88°25′52″W / 42.02611°N 88.43111°W / 42.02611; -88.43111
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
 • Total33.51 sq mi (86.8 km2)
 • Land33.51 sq mi (86.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
922 ft (281 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density184/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60123, 60140, 60151, 60175
FIPS code17-089-60365

Plato Township is one of sixteen townships in Kane County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,166 and it contained 2,182 housing units.[2] It was originally named Homer Township; the name was changed to Plato on July 2, 1850.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 33.51 square miles (86.8 km2), all land.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Olson Airport


The township contains these five cemeteries: Plato Center, L R Baker, North Plato, Udina and Washington Memorial.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20166,356[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

Political districts[edit]


  • "Plato Township, Kane County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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