Chamber & Community Calendar
Sep
27
Sun
2:00 pm Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Sep
30
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce NECT Chamber of Commerce Members who …

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Oct
2
Fri
4:00 pm Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Oct
21
Wed
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Oct 21 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Are you interested in joining us on WILI Radio for our Chamber Member Spotlight? It’s FREE and it’s FUN! Contact us today for open slots 860-774-8001

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
Sep
27
Sun
2:00 pm Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guided Tour @ Garden on the Bridge
Sep
30
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce NECT Chamber of Commerce Members who …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio Read More »

Oct
2
Fri
4:00 pm Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting @ Chabot & Associates Real Estate Group EXP
Oct
21
Wed
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Oct 21 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Are you interested in joining us on WILI Radio for our Chamber Member Spotlight? It’s FREE and it’s FUN! Contact us today for open slots 860-774-8001
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