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City/Town Name:
Windham County
Probate District:
Year Established:
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Plainfield Town Hall
8 Community Avenue
Plainfield CT
860 564-4075
M-F 8:30-4:30
Web Address:

History Brief:
In 1659, Gov. Winthrop purchased land from the Indians for a Plantation at Quinnibaug. This tract included the present towns of Plainfield and Canterbury. Settlers came largely from Massachusetts in 1689. In May 1699, the inhabitants of Quinabaug were granted the privileges of a township. In 1700 the Governor named the Plantation as the town of Plainfield. Town vital records begin 1695. Barbour collection records cover 1699-1852.
Other City Names (1)
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
Population (1)
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
Cemeteries (24)
Name:All Hollows Cemetery
Location:Green Hollow Road

Name:Bennett Cemetery
Location:Canterury Road, rear of Cornell Cemetery

Name:Briggs Cemetery
Location:Opposite cellar hole, south part of town

Name:Cornell-Munroe Cemetery
Location:Canterbury Road

Name:Evergreen Cemetery
Location:Central Village

Name:Gallup Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Hammett Cemetery
Location:Green Hollow Road

Name:Hopkins Cemetery
Location:Inclosed in a stone wall, east part of town

Name:Joseph Roode Farm Cemetery
Location:Jewett City Road, near Griswold town line

Name:Kinne Cemetery
Location:Near Canterbury town line

Name:Locke Farm Cemetery
Location:Field stones only, east part of town

Name:Neighborhood Lot Cemetery
Location:In pasture south part of town

Name:New Plainfield Cemetery
Location:Canterbury Road, next to Old Plainfield Cemetery

Name:North Davis Farm Cemeter
Location:South part of town

Name:Old Plainfield Cemetery
Location:Canterbury Road

Name:One stone near Flat Rock School
Location:South part of town

Name:Parke Cemetery
Location:Near neighborhood Lot, south part of town

Name:Randall Farm Cemetery
Location:South of Cornell Cemetery

Name:Road Cemetery
Location:Inclosed in a stone wall, southwest part of town

Name:Small Cemetery
Location:On Alexander Hill Farm, northeast part of town

Name:South Davis Farm Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Spalding Cemetery
Location:Near Parke Cemetery, south part of town

Name:St. John Cemetery
Location:Jewett City Road, 1 Mile south of Central Village

Name:Union Cemetery
Churches (8)
Name:All Hallows Church (860) 564-2668
Location:130 Prospect Street, Moosup, CT

Name:Lighthouse Church of God (860) 564-0445
Location:33 Plainfield Pike, Plainfield, CT

Name:Moosup United Methodist Church (860) 564-7023
Location:11 Main Street, Plainfield, CT

Name:Packerville Baplist Church (860) 564-8552
Location:228 Packerville Road, Plainfield, CT

Name:Plainfield Congregational Church (860) 564-5932
Location:519 Stanley Drive, Plainfield, CT

Name:St. Augustine's Church (860) 546-6074
Location:144 Westminster Road, Canterbury, CT

Name:St. John the Apostle (860) 564-3313
Location:10 Railroad Avenue, Plainfield, cT

Name:St. Paul's Episcopal Church (860) 564-3560
Location:27 Babocok Avenue, Plainfield, CT
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
Communities (22)
Name:Aldrich Hts.


Name:Black Hill

Name:Bradford Hill

Name:Cemetery Road

Name:Central Village

Name:Cranska Village

Name:Flat Rock

Name:Goshen Road

Name:Green Hollow Road

Name:Kennedy City


Name:Lillibridge Road


Name:New Village

Name:Old Village

Name:Pickett Road

Name:Pond Hill Road

Name:Sunny Brook Park

Name:Union District

Name:Union Village

Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
Newspapers (2)
Name:Journal Inquirer (860) 646-0500
Location:306 Progress Drive, Manchester, CT 06045

Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Location:P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Schools (6)
Name:Moosup Elementary School 1-3 (860) 564-6430
Location:315 Church Street, Moosup, CT 06354

Name:Plainfield Central School 6-8 (860) 564-6437
Type:Middle School
Location:75 Canterbury Turnpike, Plainfield, CT 06374

Name:Plainfield Early Childhood Center Pk-K (860) 564-6400
Location:651 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374

Name:Plainfield High School 9-12 (860) 564-6437
Type:High School
Location:105 Putnam Road, Central Village, CT 06332

Name:Plainfield Memorial School 4-5 (860) 564-6440
Location:95 Canterbury Road, Plainfield, CT 06374

Name:Shepard Hill Elementary School 1-3 (860) 564-6432
Location:234 Shepards Hill Road, Plaingield, CT 06374
Libraries (3)
Name:Aldrich Free Public Library (860) 564-8760
Location:299 Main Street, Moosup, CT 06354

Name:Central Village Library (860) 564-7753
Location:51 Black Hill Road, Central Village, CT

Name:Plainfield Library (860) 564-4407
Location:39 Railroad Avenue, Plainfield, CT
Published Histories (4)
Name:Images of America: Plainfield
Author:Plainfield Historical Society
Date Published:2007
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Co.

Name:Plainfield Bicentennial (1879) A Souvenir Volume
Author:Norwich Bulletin Co.
Date Published:1899
Publisher:Norwich Bulletin Co.

Name:Plainfield Souvenir Comprising Hist., Descriptive & Bio. Sketches in the Town of Plainfield
Author:Charles F. Burgess
Date Published:1895

Name:Plainfield Transformed: Three Centuries of Life in a Connecticut Town 1699-1999
Author:Plainfield Historical Society
Date Published:1999
Publisher:Plainfield Historical Scoiety
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Plainfield Historical Society

Website Name:Plainfield Public Library (860) 564-4407
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
Town Historian (1)
Name:Marjorie Hoskin
Contact Data:Plainfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 104
Central Village, CT 06332-0104
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1699 - Present
Marriage:1699 - Present
Death:1699 - Present

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