Introduction to Plainfield, New Jersey
Plainfield, New Jersey, in Union county, is 8 miles N of Edison, New Jersey and 14 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Newark metro area, Plainfield is home to some 47,829 residents.
Plainfield was first settled by Quakers in 1684. The city was incorporated in 1869. Originally, it was a part of the Westfield Township. The city includes a number of 18th-century buildings. Until March 6, 1878, Plainfield included parts of present-day Scotch Plains.
Plainfield and nearby Attractions
- Drake House Museum
- Washington Rock State Park
- Crane Phillips Living Museum
- Littell-Lord Farmhouse Museum
Things To Do In Plainfield
Plainfield is known as "The Queen City." There are several historic sites and museums in and around the city. You can also spend your leisure time in the local parks and playgrounds. The city of Plainfield also includes a number of restaurants, clubs and shopping centers.
Newark Liberty International is the closest major airport.
Plainfield Higher Education
Union County College is nearby.