Introduction to Plainville, Massachusetts
Plainville was settled in 1661, at which time it was part of the town of Dedham. It became part of Wrentham in 1673, and was incorporated as a separate town in 1905. It is the youngest town in Norfolk County, which was created on March 26, 1793. The county was named for Norfolk, England.
Plainville and Nearby Attractions
- Capron Park Zoo
- Museum of Natural History
- Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
- Angle Tree Stone
- Freetown Fall River State Forest
- Adams National Historic Site
Things To Do In Plainville
While in Plainville, a day trip to the Pope John Paul II Park, the Dighton Rock State Park, the Ames Nowell State Park, the Roger Williams National Memorial, the Freetown Fall River State Forest, or the Lincoln Woods State Park may be organized. The Museum of Natural History, the Providence Children's Museum, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, the Children's Museum in Easton, and Adams National Historic Site are some of the popular museums near Plainville. Opportunities to play golf are available at Wentworth Hills and Heather Hill.
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Plainville Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Brown University, Rhode Island College, and Providence College.