Covering about 43 square miles in eastern Connecticut, Plainfield was incorporated in 1699. The rich landscape attracted Native American and European settlers.
Before its incorporation, Plainfield was called Quinebaug Country, based on the name of Native American tribes in the area. Quinebaug Country's biggest crops were Indian corn, wheat and rye Modern day Plainfield's main industries include the manufacturing of cement blocks, chemical products and parts assembly.
Attractive homes and affordable prices are characteristics of the majority of its residential neighborhoods. An active and strong public school system and a bustling recreation department are among this town's excellent services. The department oversees a senior center, childcare center and public pool.