Batavia is the oldest city in Kane County, IL, founded in 1833. It is known as "The Windmill City," as it was the largest producer of windmill at that time.
It is possible that Abraham Lincoln was a soldier at the front lines of the Black Hawk War and Zachery Taylor and Jefferson Davis were Army officers at that time in Batavia (which was called Big Woods at that time). After Abraham Lincoln's death, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln lived at the Batavia Institute in 1875 (Bellevue Place).
Some of the largest employers in Batavia are: Fermilab, which is a Federal-government physics
laboratory...Suncast...ACGO, and Waste Managment to name a few...
Batavia School District #101 is an "award winning" district and has six elementary schools, one middle school, and Batavia High School. In 2011, Batavia was voted by RelocateAmerica as one of the top 100 Places To Live In America.
Batavia has parks, running trails, and a fabulous library that offers everything from books, movies, DVD'S, magazines, reference, coffee and even food.
It is one of the tri-cities in conjunction with Geneva and St. Charles in the Fox Valley...It is also located on the Fox River and offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.
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