|8 Community Ave, Plainfield, CT 06374 • Town Hall: 860-230-3000 • Fax: 860-230-3033|
The history of Plainfield officially began with its incorporation by an act
of the General Court of Connecticut in May 1699. In the year it was accepted by the legislature as a township and in
the five decades preceding it, the area where Plainfield is located was known to European settlers as the Quinebaug
country, an English transcription of the Indian name for the tribe or band of Native Americans inhabiting the area,
and for the river which flows through eastern Connecticut before joining the Shetucket river at Norwich.
Migrants to the lands along the Quinebaug River, whether Native American or European, were attracted by the same physical features and natural resources - fertile land consisting of meadows and upland, and abundant water from the area's springs, streams and rivers. The very name Plainfield, bestowed by Governor Fitz-John Winthrop in 1700, testifies to the importance placed on those fertile open fields along the Quinebaug which yielded heavy crops of Indian corn to the Quinebaug Indians as well as abundant harvests of wheat and rye to European farmers who first came to work the land in the late 1680s and 1690s.
Upcoming Town Events:
The Plainfield Public Works Department will be collecting curbside bagged leaves starting November 1st and will continue until November 30th. All leaves must be in recyclable bags. No exceptions.
COMMUNITY COAT DRIVE
Hats & Mittens Too!
Keeping The Community Warm - One Coat At A Time
Now Collecting: New or Clean Gently Worn Coats NEW HATS & MITTENS For Children, Teens, and Adults
(Please No Clothing - only winter coats)
Drop-off at the Following Locations Starting 10/17/16 - 11/10/16
*Plainfield Town Hall Lobby
*Plainfield Recreation Department
*Family Resource Center
*Any Rotary Club Member
For information contact: Plainfield Recreation 564-1819
Need a Coat?
Coats will be available for distribution After November 9th at Mainly Clothes Located at the United Methodist Church South Main Street, Moosup Across from Cumberland Farms Sun 5pm-7pm, Wed 10am-12pm or 4:30-7:00pm and Friday 10am-1pm