Place:Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United States

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NameBatavia
TypeCity
Coordinates41.85°N 88.3°W
Located inKane, Illinois, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
East Batavia Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Batavia is a suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1833, and is the oldest city in Kane County, Illinois, with a small portion in DuPage County. During the Industrial Revolution, Batavia became known as ‘The Windmill City’ for being the largest windmill producer of the time.[1] Fermilab, a federal-government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located in the city. Batavia is part of a Tri-Cities area, along with St. Charles and Geneva. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 26,045, which was estimated to have increased to 26,318 by July 2012.

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