Introduction to Plainfield, Connecticut
Plainfield, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 25 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 64 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding New London - Norwich metro area, Plainfield is home to some 14,619 residents.
The town of Plainfield was incorporated in 1699. The community was so named because of its flat terrain. The Moosup and Quinebaug Rivers provided power to the local mills and this turned Plainfield into an industrial heavyweight in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the town had 4 railroad intersections including the New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence Railroads, which further enhanced the commerce. Plainfield comprises of 4 villages- Plainfield, Moosup, Wauregan and Central Village.
Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- Prudence Crandall House
- Plainfield Parkade Shopping Center
- Huntington Homestead
- Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
- Wauregan Historic District
- Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery
Things To Do In Plainfield
While in Plainfield, one can visit historic sites and museums like the Huntington Homestead, Brooklyn Historical Society Museum and Prudence Crandall Museum. The Plainfield Parkade Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities. One can also plan family picnics at the Wauregan Historic District, Plainfield Street Historic District, Rams Athletic Field or Squaw Rock State Park.
Groton-New London is the nearest major airport.
Plainfield Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are provided by Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and Bryant College.