Introduction to Plainfield, Indiana
Plainfield, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. Part of the surrounding Indianapolis metro area, Plainfield is home to some 18,396 residents.
Jeremiah Hadley obtained the area now known as Plainfield in 1822. The town was established in 1839 by Levi Jessup and Elias Hadley. It was incorporated in the same year. The area was named Plainfield after the "plain" Quakers who once inhabited the area.
Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- Friendship Gardens
- Splash Island
- Indianapolis Raceway Park
- White River State Park
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Things To Do In Plainfield
In Plainfield, you can spend your leisure hours at Anderson Park, Swinford Park, Hummel Park, Franklin Park, Newby Lane Park and Bob Ward Park. You can also visit the Plainfield Skate Park. The Splash Island Family Waterpark includes three waterslides, water jets, a gentle winding river, a lily pad crossing and grassy areas for sun bathing.
Indianapolis International Airport is close by.
Plainfield Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Ivy Tech State College- Central Indiana, the University of Indianapolis and Butler University.