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
Wednesday 16 October 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Board of Adjustment
Monday 21 October 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 22 October 2019
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 23 October 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 4 November 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday 6 November 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 7 November 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Wednesday 13 November 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board

Community Events
Wednesday 16 October 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Resume and Job Search Assistance
Thursday 17 October 2019
11:00AM - 6:30PM
Hispanic Heritage Open House
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Dances From Spain
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Friday 18 October 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Special Needs Social Hour
Saturday 19 October 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Optimist Club Wine Tasting
Sunday 20 October 2019
12:30PM
CROP Walk Against Hunger
Monday 21 October 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 22 October 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
7:00PM - 8:30PM
The Story of Abbey Road ans the End of the Beatles
Saturday 26 October 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast
Sunday 27 October 2019
12:30PM - 4:00PM
Halloween Parade
Monday 28 October 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 29 October 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Criminal Minds: Killer Handwriting
Thursday 31 October 2019
All day
Halloween!
Sunday 3 November 2019
2:00AM - 2:01AM
Daylight Savings Time Ends 2am
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Music at The Mansion - Carlos Cuestas
Monday 4 November 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 5 November 2019
All day
ELECTION DAY - Borough Hall Open
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Thursday 7 November 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
How to Start Your Own Business
Monday 11 November 2019
All day
VETERANS DAY - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 12 November 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Thursday 14 November 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion

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