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History of Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA

Plainfield was originally named Quinebaug, and was renamed Plainfield in 1700.




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  • 1770 - Plainfield Academy was founded in 1770, just prior to the Revolutionary War.
    It’s purpose: “to provide improved facilities for the more complete education of the youth of the vicinity.” The founders, the Plainfield Academy...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post township, is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 41 miles east from Hartford, and 30 west from Providence; bounded ...Read MORE...


  • News 1825 - A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
    Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 45 miles E. from Hartford, contains an academy. Pop....Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham co, Conn, in Plainfield township, on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, at its junction with the...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
    Special to the New York Times.
    NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield...Read MORE...


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    Depot, Plainfield, Conn.
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    Congregational Church, 1905
  • 1906
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham Co., Conn., in Plainfield township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles NNE. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
    Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

    Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon...Read MORE...


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    Lawton's Mill
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    Railroad Avenue
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    Post Office
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    St. John's Catholic Church, 1915
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    Plainfield Street, Plainfield, Conn.
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    St. Paul's Church


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Congregational Church, 1905

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St. John's Catholic Church, 1915

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St. Paul's Church
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  • 1770 - Plainfield Academy was founded in 1770, just prior to the Revolutionary War.
    It’s purpose: “to provide improved facilities for the more complete education of the youth of the vicinity.” The founders, the Plainfield Academy... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post township, is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 41 miles east from Hartford, and 30 west from Providence; bounded ... Read MORE...

  • News  1825 - A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
    Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 45 miles E. from Hartford, contains an academy. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham co, Conn, in Plainfield township, on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, at its junction with the... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
    Special to the New York Times.
    NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham Co., Conn., in Plainfield township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles NNE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
    Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

    Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon... Read MORE...

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