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Plato Township

Kane County, Illinois

 

Homer - Plato Center - Fairfield - Berkshire

North Plato - Udina - Plato Corners

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Plato township was organized in 1848, from the north half of what was FAIRFIELD district.  It was originally named "HOMER".  However, that there was another place named Homer in Illinois, so the Kane County Homer  was changed to PLATO,another Greek philosopher - as well as named for Judge Plato.


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It was these early cheese factories and creameries that made Kane County one of the greatest dairy areas in the world during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

 

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In the early days the travel from place to place was over the old Indian trails and the road between Chicago and Galena which was then much traveled.  The old stage route from St. Charles to Galena ran through Plato township, and the Chicago and Pacific Railway, which was built in 1875, closely followed the old stage route.  The Chicago, Madison & Northern, now the Illinois Central railway, was built in 1888 and passes through nearly the center of the township.

 

The above information was extracted from "Kane County History" by Joslyn & Joslyn 1908.

 

1950

Frank Lloyd Wright built home: Robert Muirhead House (S.334), Plato Center, Illinois, 1950.

This house is constructed of brock and cypress plywood.


 

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