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
Tuesday 20 November 2018
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee
Wednesday 21 November 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday 27 November 2018
7:00PM
Youth Services Commission
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance Committee
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
Wednesday 28 November 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 5 December 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 6 December 2018
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 10 December 2018
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Wednesday 12 December 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 13 December 2018
7:30PM
Economic Development Committee
Monday 17 December 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 18 December 2018
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 19 December 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Thursday 22 November 2018
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 23 November 2018
All day
BOROUGH HALL CLOSED
Sunday 25 November 2018
3:30PM - 3:45PM
Vermeule Outdoor Fitness Center Ribbon Cutting
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Annual Holiday Celebration
Tuesday 27 November 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Thursday 29 November 2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 1 December 2018
10:30AM - 12:00PM
How To Start an Etsy Business
Monday 3 December 2018
All day
First Day of Chanuka
Thursday 6 December 2018
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 8 December 2018
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Firehouse Pictures With Santa
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Winter Crafts
Tuesday 11 December 2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Computer Help
Saturday 15 December 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Get Health Insurance
Wednesday 19 December 2018
8:00AM
Best Decorated House Contest

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