Chamber & Community Calendar
Jul
4
Mon
9:00 am Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
       
Jul
15
Fri
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Jul 15 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station to hear our Chamber President Sheila Frost and our Executive Director Betti Kuszaj discuss important information and upcoming events held by the Chamber of Commerce. Are you interested in …

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Jul
20
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Jul 20 @ 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM between 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. to hear Chamber President Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce members who share important information about …

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Plainfield

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In 1653, John Wintrop Jr., later Governor of the Connecticut Colony, acquired the land from Hyems, a sachem of the Quinebaugs. Three decades later, Owaneco, son of the Mohegan Uncas, gave the same land to James Fitch, Jr. Despite a bitter struggle between these two powerful families over the land, settlers successfully petitioned to become a town in 1699. The land was named Plainfield and included the land on both sides of the Quinebaug River.

As the 19th century began, half a dozen woolen and cotton spinning mills along the Moosup River were established at sites once occupied only by grist and saw mills. One railroad opened in 1840 and another 14 years later, making Plainfield an important transportation center.

The textile mils brought revolutionary changes in the lives of residents, transforming patterns of work and redefining the nature of the community. In 1800, most adult males in town were farmers. By mid-century, French Canadians and other ethnic groups came to join the work force in the mills. By the century’s end, the town had four village centers, Plainfield, Central Village, Moosup and Wauregan, each with its own identity.

PROFILE
Incorporated: 1699
Area: 42.3 square miles
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen
Mill Rate: 28.36

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Animal Control(860)564-8547
Fire Marshall(860)230-3013
First Selectman(860)230-3001
Library(860)564-8760
Parks & Recreation(860)564-1819
Police(860)564-0804
Tax Collector(860)230-3018
Town Clerk(860)230-3009
Town Hall(860)230-3000
Transfer Station(860)376-7121
SCHOOLS
Early Childhood Center(860)564-6400
Moosup Elementary(860)564-6430
Plainfield Central(860)564-6437
Plainfield High School(860)564-6417
Plainfield Memorial(860)564-6440
Shepard Hill Elementary(860)564-6432
Superintendent of Schools(860)564-6403

 

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Chamber & Community Calendar
Jul
4
Mon
9:00 am Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fourth of July Jamoree @ East Woodstock Common
       
Jul
15
Fri
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Jul 15 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station to hear our Chamber President Sheila Frost and our Executive Director Betti Kuszaj discuss important information and upcoming events held by the Chamber of Commerce. Are you interested in …

Chamber Chat on WINY Radio Read More »

Jul
20
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Jul 20 @ 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM between 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. to hear Chamber President Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce members who share important information about …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI Read More »

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