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 January 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday 22 January 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 23 January 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 31 January 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6 February 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 11 February 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 13 February 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board

Community Events
Saturday 19 January 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Winter Crafts
Monday 21 January 2019
All day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
Tuesday 22 January 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Saturday 26 January 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
MLK Day of Service - Canned Food & Sock Drive
Monday 28 January 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 31 January 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 2 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Winter Crafts
Monday 4 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 5 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Computer Help
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
Wednesday 6 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Sunday 10 February 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Music at The Mansion with Sean Gough
Monday 11 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 12 February 2019
All day
Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday 14 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes

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