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Oswego Township, Kendall County, Illinois

Oswego Township, Kendall County, Illinois
Full nameOswego Township
Official nameOswego Township
Settlement typeTownship
CountryUnited States
Total Area40.5 sq mi (104.9 km2)
Land Area39.85 sq mi (103.2 km2)
Water Area0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation663 ft (202.1 m)
Total Population28417 (2000)
Density (pop.)275.3/km2 (713.1/sq mi)
Other information
FIPS code17-56900 
GNIS feature ID0429511

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Oswego Township occupies the 6 mile square plus additional land to the South of the Fox River in northeast corner of Kendall County, Illinois.

It is located at 41.693183 N, -88.335179 W. It has 103.217 km2. (39.852316 square miles) of land and 1.675 km2. (0.6469 square miles) covered by water. Its population in the 2000 Census was 28,417. It has 10,237 housing units.

U.S. Route 34 runs east to west through the township. Aurora, Plainfield, and the Village of Oswego cover much of the township.

Oswego Township was named after the Village of Oswego, which was in turn named after the largest city in the home state of many of the area's first settlers. Oswego is an Iroquois Indian word meaning place of the flowing out or mouth of the stream. Oswego, New York, Oswego Township's namesake sits at the mouth of the Oswego River, while Oswego, Illinois sits at the mouth of Waubonsie Creek.

Today, the township has become predominantly a suburb of Chicago.

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Municipalities and communities of Kendall County, Illinois

County seat: Yorkville
CitiesAurora * Joliet * Plano * Sandwich * Yorkville
VillagesLisbon * Millbrook * Millington * Minooka * Montgomery * Newark * Oswego * Plainfield * Plattville
TownshipsBig Grove * Bristol * Fox * Kendall * Lisbon * Little Rock * Na-Au-Say * Oswego * Seward
Boulder Hill * Bristol * Central * Fox * Helmar * Kentland * Knob Hill * Lisbon Center * Little Rock * Millhurst * Nettlecreek Pavilion *
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Chicago metropolitan area

Central cityChicago, Illinois
Largest cities
(over 30,000 in 2000)
Aurora, Illinois * Berwyn, Illinois * Calumet City, Illinois * Chicago Heights, Illinois * Crystal Lake, Illinois * DeKalb, Illinois * Des Plaines, Illinois * East Chicago, Indiana * Elgin, Illinois * Elmhurst, Illinois * Evanston, Illinois * Gary, Indiana * Hammond, Indiana * Harvey, Illinois * Highland Park, Illinois * Joliet, Illinois * Kenosha, Wisconsin * Naperville, Illinois * North Chicago, Illinois * Park Ridge, Illinois * Portage, Indiana * St. Charles, Illinois * Waukegan, Illinois * Wheaton, Illinois
Largest towns and villages
(over 30,000 in 2000)
Addison, Illinois * Arlington Heights, Illinois * Bartlett, Illinois * Bolingbrook, Illinois * Buffalo Grove, Illinois * Carol Stream, Illinois * Carpentersville, Illinois * Cicero, Illinois * Downers Grove, Illinois * Elk Grove Village, Illinois * Glendale Heights, Illinois * Glenview, Cook County, Illinois * Hanover Park, Illinois * Hoffman Estates, Illinois * Lombard, Illinois * Merrillville, Indiana * Mount Prospect, Illinois * Mundelein, Illinois * Niles, Illinois * Northbrook, Illinois * Oak Lawn, Illinois * Oak Park, Illinois * Orland Park, Illinois * Palatine, Illinois * Schaumburg, Illinois * Skokie, Illinois * Streamwood, Illinois * Tinley Park, Illinois * Wheeling, Illinois * Woodridge, Illinois
CountiesCook County, Illinois * DeKalb County, Illinois * DuPage County, Illinois * Grundy County, Illinois * Jasper County, Indiana * Kane County, Illinois * Kendall County, Illinois * Kenosha County, Wisconsin * Lake County, Illinois * Lake County, Indiana * McHenry County, Illinois * Newton County, Indiana * Porter County, Indiana * Will County, Illinois
RegionsGreat Lakes * Northern Illinois * Northern Indiana
Sub-regionsChicago Southland * Eastern Ridges and Lowlands * Fox Valley (Illinois) * Golden Corridor * Illinois Technology and Research Corridor * North Shore (Chicago) * Northwest Indiana

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