Introduction to Plainfield, Illinois
Plainfield is said to be one of the oldest communities in Will County. Chester Ingersoll platted the Village of Plainfield in 1834. In the following year, another community named East Plainfield was also laid out. Both of these communities were joined in 1845 to create the present day Village of Plainfield. In 1990, an F5 tornado caused grave destruction in the area.
Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- Plainfield House
- Flanders House
- Lake Renwick
- Mistwood Golf Club
- Isle a la Cache Museum
- Settler’s Park
Things To Do In Plainfield
The 20-acre Settler’s Park offers provisions for a diverse array of recreational activities. The amenities of the park include a picnic shelter, lake, tot lot, amphitheater and history walk trails. This park is also a venue for special programs like concerts and movies which are held regularly during the summer months.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport offering regular services.
Plainfield Higher Education
Joliet Junior College, University of St Francis, Lewis University and North Central College are some of the nearby educational institutions.