It was established in 1684 by Quaker settlers, but was only officially incorporated as a town in 1869.
Today, Plainfield is known for its music influence, education, and houses - many of which are historic or unique in design and structure.
People Born in Plainfield
Plainfield in People's Lives
George Washington: During the Battle of Short Hills in June of 1777 during the Revolutionary War, I stayed at the Nathaniel Drake House in this town, using the home as my temporary military headquarters.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2003 to film scenes of the movie Kinsey.