Introduction to Plainville, Connecticut
Plainville, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles W of New Britain, Connecticut and 87 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Plainville is home to some 17,328 residents.
Initially, Plainville was a part of Farmington and was known as the Great Plain. It was separated and incorporated as a town in 1869. The community was so named because of its level terrain. Agriculture and the manufacturing of tin and japanned ware were the primary occupations of the people in the town of Plainville.
Plainville and nearby Attractions
- Plainville Historic Center
- New Britain Museum of American Art
- Old State House
- Paderewski Pond
- Olde Canal Square Plaza Shopping Center
- Tomasso Nature Park
Things To Do In Plainville
Plainville provides easy access to numerous historic sites and museums. The American Clock & Watch Museum, Barnes Museum, Day-Lewis Museum, the New Britain Industrial Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art and the New Britain Youth Museum showcase some interesting exhibits on the local history and culture. One can also visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House, the Old State House and the Connecticut State Capitol from Plainville. In addition, the town's lakes and reservoirs offer opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports and other recreational activities.
Air transportation facilities are offered by Hartford-Brainard Airport.
Plainville Higher Education
Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford are nearby.