Introduction to North Plainfield, New Jersey
North Plainfield, New Jersey, in Somerset county, is 6 miles N of Edison, New Jersey and 15 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Newark metropolitan area. North Plainfield has a population of 21,103.
North Plainfield History
When the Dutch farmers settled in this region, it was called "Blue Hills" and was a section of the Warren Township. This was before the American Revolution, and the North Plainfield Township was officially incorporated in the year 1885. The place was originally developed as an agricultural community and many of the homes of the early farmer families exist to this day.
North Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- North Plainfield Public Library
- Church of the Holy Cross
- Fleetwood Museum of Art
- Brook Avenue Cemetery
- Crab Brook
Things To Do In North Plainfield
Visitors interested in learning about the historical and cultural background of the town of North Plainfield can make a trip to the North Plainfield Public Library. One can also visit the Drake House Museum, which was once Washington's headquarters. The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary is another place of interest that is easily accessible from North Plainfield. One can also visit the churches all around this town, or simply spend a quiet day near Crab Brook.
North Plainfield Transportation
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
North Plainfield Higher Education
Residents have opportunities for higher education a the Union County College, Drew University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick or at Kean University.