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 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.

North Plainfield Almanac

County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7060, 7062, 7063
Phone Area Codes908, 732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.62
Approximate Longitude-74.42

North Plainfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

North Plainfield Private Schools

Mcauley School
107 Westervelt Ave
ZIP: 7060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Sundance School
401 Greenbrook Rd
ZIP: 7063
Total Enrollment 113
The Giving Nest Preschool
300 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 7063
Total Enrollment 11
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