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).

 
Town Meetings
Wednesday 20 June 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 25 June 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 June 2018
7:00PM
Youth Services Commission
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance Committee
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
Wednesday 27 June 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 5 July 2018
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 9 July 2018
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Wednesday 11 July 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 16 July 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 17 July 2018
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 18 July 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 23 June 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market
4:00PM - 8:00PM
NP's Got Talent
Friday 29 June 2018
All day
Help Curb Hunger - End Date
Wednesday 4 July 2018
10:00AM
Independence Day Parade
Saturday 7 July 2018
All day
Community Day - Fireworks
Wednesday 11 July 2018
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Concert
Sunday 15 July 2018
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Immigration Forum
Monday 16 July 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
8th Annual Summer Car Cruise

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