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Encyclopedia > Plainfield, Connecticut

Plainfield is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,619. The town is comprised of four villages: Plainfield (south, ZIP code 06374), Moosup (northeast, 06354), Wauregan (northwest, 06387), and Central Village (west, 06332). Each village has their own respective United States Post Office and fire department. The entire town is serviced by the 860 area code. Image File history File links US-CT-Plainfield. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ...

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History

Plainfield was incorporated in 1699. Le Comte de Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, marched through and camped in the town during the American Revolutionary War on his way from landing at Narragansett Bay to join George Washington's forces on the Hudson River in 1781. Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (July 1, 1725 – May 10, 1807), French soldier, was born at Vendôme (Loir-et-Cher). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France,Netherlands, allies British Empire, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War for Independence, was the military side of the American... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ...


Plainfield proved to be a industrial heavyweight in the 19th and early 20th centuries due largely to the ability of the Moosup and Quinebaug Rivers to provide power to the different mills throughout town.


Plainfield's most famous son is the 1950 American League Rookie of the Year, Walt Dropo. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Walter Dropo (born January 30, 1923 in Moosup, Connecticut), nicknamed Moose, is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1949-52), Detroit Tigers (1952-54), Chicago White Sox (1955-58), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958-59), and Baltimore Orioles 1959-61). ...


Geography

Plainfield is located at: 41.67753 N, 71.921968 W.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 111.5 km² (43.0 mi²). 109.5 km² (42.3 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.81% water. From the southernmost point, Plainfield is 20 miles inland of the Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound (Atlantic Ocean). Plainfield is the southernmost town of Windham County, which is a considered a coastal county. The Quinebaug River generally forms the western border of the town. The Moosup River feeds the Quinebaug and runs across the northern portion of town. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Block Island Sound, shown shaded in red, between the coast of the Rhode Island and Block Island. ...


Access

Plainfield is bisected by the Connecticut Turnpike (also I-395 and CT 695) and is serviced by three exits: Lathrop Road at exit 87, CT 14A at exit 88, and CT 14 at exit 89. All exits are off the I-395 portion of the Turnpike, which runs north and south. Exit 90 off of I-395 North is in Plainfield, but does not offer access to any Plainfield streets. CT 12 generally runs parallel to the west of the Turnpike, and is less than one-half mile from all three Turnpike exits. The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... The 67 mile long north-south Interstate 395 begins at Interstate 95 near Waterford, Connecticut and ends at Interstate 90 in Auburn, Massachusetts, where it becomes Interstate 290. ... Connecticut State Highway 695 is a freeway in Plainfield and Killingly, Connecticut that is the northeasternmost section of the Connecticut Turnpike and connects Interstate 395 with US 6 at the Connecticut/Rhode Island state line. ...


There is no direct air, passenger rail, or navigable water access to Plainfield, although the the town is serviced by Providence and Worcester Railroad (freight only), which also parallels the Connecticut Turnpike corridor. There is no public transportation system. The lack of alternative transportation, along with the absence of a sidewalk and/or segregated cycle facilities network makes it impossible to walk or bike safely along most roads. Thus, the town's mobility is excessively dependent on private vehicles. A sidewalk (American English), or pavement or footpath (Commonwealth English), is a path, usually constructed of concrete (particularly in the United States, and Canada), asphalt, brick (particularly in Europe) or stone, designed for pedestrian traffic and often running alongside a road. ... Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ...


Highway travel times to major cities via quickest route: Providence, RI: 40 minutes; Hartford, CT: 60 minutes; New Haven, CT: 70 minutes; Boston, MA: 80 minutes; New York (Manhattan), NY: 150 minutes. The closest domestic airport is T. F. Green Airport (PVD) in Warwick, RI, 50 minutes. Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston is the closest international gateway, 85 minutes. Nearby Amtrak passenger rail stations include New London, CT (NLC) and Providence, RI (PVD); both are roughly 40 minute drives. New London is also served by the Shore Line East commuter railroad, Providence by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail. Nickname: Beehive of Industry Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World or New Englands Rising Star Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Founded Incorporated 1849   County Hartford County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... Nickname: The Elm City Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... New York City portal The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Aerial View of T.F. Green Airport T. F. Green Airport (IATA: PVD, ICAO: KPVD) is an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, near Providence. ... Location of Warwick, Rhode Island. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter railroad operating in southern Connecticut. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,619 people, 5,444 households, and 3,908 families residing in the town. The population density is 133.5/km² (345.9/mi²). There are 5,676 housing units at an average density of 51.8/km² (134.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.15% White, 0.78% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,444 households out of which 36.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.06. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $42,851, and the median income for a family is $47,447. Males have a median income of $36,785 versus $24,026 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,706. 7.0% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Plainfield, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (839 words)
Plainfield proved to be a industrial heavyweight in the 19th and early 20th centuries due largely to the ability of the Moosup and Quinebaug Rivers to provide power to the different mills throughout town.
Plainfield is the southernmost town of Windham County, which is a considered a coastal county.
Plainfield is bisected by the Connecticut Turnpike (also I-395 and CT 695) and is serviced by three exits: Lathrop Road at exit 87, CT 14A at exit 88, and CT 14 at exit 89.
Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut History (2058 words)
The township of Plainfield lies in the southeastern part of the county, adjoining Griswold and Voluntown in the county of New London.
The division of Plainfield territory into equal and regular allotments, and its distribution among such inhabitants as fulfilled the required conditions, were accomplished in 1704; the recipients throwing up their previous purchases into the common stock and each receiving an allotment with rights in future divisions proportionate to his interest in the common proprietorship.
Now that Plainfield had come into full possession of her territory she was deemed competent to bear her part of the public charges.
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