Batavia

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Batavia, ranked 56th in the top 100 "best Small Towns in America" by 2009 CNN Money Magazine; nestled on the banks of the beautiful Fox River, exudes small town charm and appeal. Historically known as the "Windmill City" as well as the "City of Energy" today Batavia presents a unique sense of history and a vibrant visitor experience.

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.