Plainfield, New Hampshire

This town site is available for adoption.

 Plainfield Information taken from
The Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire, Exeter, NH, ©1817, 

PLAINFIELD - a township in Cheshire county, incorporated in 1761, and containing in 1810, a population of 1463; bounded N. by Lebanon, S.E. by New Grantham, S. by Cornish, and W. by Connecticut river, which divides it from Hartland in Vermont. At the lower part of this town in Connecticut river is Hartís island about 150 rods long and 35 wide. Waterquechy falls are adjacent to this town, a bridge was erected here in 1807.
Plainfield is watered by a small stream flowing from Croydon mountains, on which are erected several mills. This town contains a handsome village of 10 or 12 dwelling houses, several stores, and 2 meeting houses. Through this place passes the Croydon turnpike. The present ministers here are Rev. J. Dickerson of the congregational and Elder Cram of the Baptist order.  Submitted by T.C. Parziale 5/30/00

Philip Read Memorial Library
Route 12A - Plainfield 03781 PH: (603) 675-6866

Plainfield Town Administrator
P.O. Box 380 - Meriden, NH 03770 PH: (603) 469-3201

Plainfield Historical Society
PO Box 125 Plainfield, NH 03781

Plainfield Resources and Lookup Volunteers

Ruth Sanders is a lookup volunteer who might be of some assistance to you.  She will do look ups from the following:

Choice White Pines and Good Land: A History of Plainfield and Meriden, New Hampshire, edited by Philip Zea and Nancy Norwalk (1991).

Gravestones of Plainfield, N.H., 1767-1946, by Vernon A. Hood (reprinted by Higginson Books).

She will also do census look-ups on-line.


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