The Borough of North Plainfield was settled by dutch families before the American Revolution. Among them were the Vermeule and Cadmus families. You will find many members of these families buried both in the cemetery behind Vermeule Mansion and in the cemetery on Brook Avenue. These families were just two of the handful that received 1,200 acres apiece from the ridge of "first mountain" downward from King George of England. Some of these homes still exist--among them the Vermeule Mansion, which serves as the current-day community center.

Long before it was called "North Plainfield", our town was referred to as "Blue Hills" and was a part of Warren Township. In 1872, North Plainfield Township was incorporated and included current-day North Plainfield, Watchung and Green Brook.

North Plainfield, a 2.9 square mile area at the base of New Jersey’s Watchung Mountains, was originally a cluster of farms. Steady growth as a commuter center began with the extension of the Central Jersey Railroad and continued with the advent of motorized transportation. Just twenty-three miles from Manhattan, the borough retains many small-town qualities yet is convenient to Routes 22, 78, and 287, contemporary roads to diversified employment opportunities.

Tree-lined streets, the Washington Park Historic District, Green Acres parklands, sports and playground facilities, a 4H center, Vermeule Arts Center, and a Senior Citizens Center are among the attributes which lend to North Plainfield’s self-description as "A Proud Community." The central businesses continue to utilize a Main Street New Jersey grant to foster economic growth, and the numerous enterprises along Route 22 form the primary commercial sectors.

The 2000 census figures place North Plainfield’s diverse population at 21,103. Residents of North Plainfield’s single family homes, multi-unit dwellings, and modern apartment complexes benefit from extensive borough-sponsored recreation, youth services, and cultural affairs opportunities. Local churches, community organizations, and service clubs offer many events which celebrate the blend of cultures common to the region.

Proximity to New York City, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Princeton affords easy access to major museums, concerts, theater, and sports events. Area colleges and universities also enrich the options for higher education. Somerset County Park System facilities, Sandy Hook State Park, and the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge Center cater to a wide range of outdoor interests.

North Plainfield is 2.9 square miles in size and has a population of 21,936 residents (per the 2010 census).

 
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Town Meetings
Monday 22 April 2019
7:30PM
Council Meeting at Community Center
Tuesday 23 April 2019
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 24 April 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 1 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 May 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 6 May 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 8 May 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 9 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 13 May 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday 15 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 20 May 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 21 May 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee

Community Events
Monday 22 April 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 25 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 27 April 2019
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Fishing Derby
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Giant Yard Sale - Friends of Vermeule Mansion
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Books Turned Movies Film Discussion
Sunday 28 April 2019
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Rain Date - Giant Yard Sale - Friends of Vermeule Mansion
Monday 29 April 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 30 April 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Thursday 2 May 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 4 May 2019
8:30AM - 12:00PM
Spring Clean Community Day
Monday 6 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 7 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 8 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mental and Physical Clutter Connection
Thursday 9 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 11 May 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parks & Recreation Camp/Playground Sign-Ups
Sunday 12 May 2019
All day
Mothers Day
Monday 13 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 16 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 18 May 2019
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Edible Wonders, Edible Petals
Monday 20 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 21 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group

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