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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Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Saturday 26 September 2020
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Cancelled - NP Fall Festival
7:45PM - 9:45PM
Drive-In Movie Night - Sully
Monday 28 September 2020
All day
YOM KIPPUR
7:30PM
Cancelled - Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 29 September 2020
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: All Men and Women are Created Equal
Wednesday 30 September 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Women Painters in Paris: Cassatt, Morisot, and Valadon
Thursday 1 October 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio Presented by Jan Goodman
Saturday 3 October 2020
All day
1st Day of Sukkot
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Senior Picnic
Tuesday 6 October 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
FLU SHOT CLINIC
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Wednesday 7 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Book Discussion Salon "The Hound of Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 12 October 2020
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
Tuesday 13 October 2020
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 October 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 15 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Democracy and Decentralization The Evolving American Electoral Process
Friday 16 October 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Medicare: What You Need to Know Presented by Justin Lubenow
Saturday 17 October 2020
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Cancelled - Optimist Club Wine Tasting
Monday 19 October 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday 20 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye An Introduction to New Jersey's Historic Burial Grounds
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 21 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Job Skills Needed Today
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Sunday 25 October 2020
1:00PM
Halloween Parade
Monday 26 October 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 27 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Origins of Halloween and Witches - Presented by Jeff Kampf
Wednesday 28 October 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 29 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Hail to the Chief: A Brief History of the American Presidents
Friday 30 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Types and Styles of Yoga - Part III Presented by Mythri Menon
Saturday 31 October 2020
All day
Halloween!
Sunday 1 November 2020
2:00AM
Daylight Savings Time Ends 2am
Tuesday 3 November 2020
2:00AM
ELECTION DAY - Borough Hall Open
Wednesday 4 November 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 5 November 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 7 November 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Monday 9 November 2020
All day
VETERANS DAY - Borough Hall Closed
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
Wednesday 11 November 2020
All day
1st Day of Chanukah
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 16 November 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 17 November 2020
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 18 November 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday 24 November 2020
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 25 November 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 26 November 2020
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 27 November 2020
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Sunday 29 November 2020
4:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Wednesday 2 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 3 December 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 5 December 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Sunday 6 December 2020
4:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Wednesday 9 December 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 10 December 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 14 December 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 15 December 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 16 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 21 December 2020
All day
WINTER BEGINS!
Wednesday 23 December 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board

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