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 21,103 residents (per the 2000 census).

 
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Town Meetings
Monday 17 December 2018
7:30PM
Board of Health Meeting
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 18 December 2018
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
7:30PM
Cancelled - Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 19 December 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Wednesday 26 December 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 1 January 2019
12:00PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 2 January 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 3 January 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Wednesday 9 January 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board

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Friday 21 December 2018
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Saturday 22 December 2018
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Best Decorated House Contest
Monday 24 December 2018
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CHRISTMAS EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Tuesday 25 December 2018
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CHRISTMAS - Borough Hall Closed
Wednesday 26 December 2018
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KWANZAA
Monday 31 December 2018
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NEW YEAR'S EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Tuesday 1 January 2019
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NEW YEARS'S DAY - Borough Hall Closed
Thursday 3 January 2019
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Citizenship Classes
Monday 7 January 2019
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English Conversation Group
Tuesday 8 January 2019
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Computer Help
Wednesday 9 January 2019
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Broke & Busted Musical Performance
Thursday 10 January 2019
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