The town of Plainfield, located in Windham County, is in the northeastern part of the state and close to the Rhode Island border. Incorporated in 1699 as Quinebaug, Governor Fitz-John Winthrop renamed the town Plainfield a year later. Known for its fertile lands, as well as its streams and rivers, in the 19th century the town thrived as an industrial center. It housed various mills supported by the four major railways that intersected the town. Today, the town comprises four villages: Plainfield, Moosup, Wauregan, and Central Village, which contains the Central Village Historic District, an area that is home to a variety of 19th-century architectural styles and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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