Plainfield is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana. It is part of the Guilford, Liberty and Washington townships and is populated by 27,631 people. Ranked as Money Magazine's 62nd best place to live among small towns in America, Plainfield is a pleasant destination for families because of the strong schools. In 2010, the schools in Plainfield had a 98% graduation rate and are above the state averages for test scores in both reading and math. It is a 25 minute commute to downtown Indianapolis, but has some of its own great things.
If you look in the Plainfield, IN Yellow Pages and the Plainfield, IN Business Directory, one of the best things you'll find is the town center, which has just recently finished a 10-year revitalization project. A notable point in Plainfield's history is the Van Buren Elm, in which the roots were the cause of President Martin Van Buren's carriage toppling and sending the President into thick mud on national road U.S. Route 40 in 1842. The practical joke was a move done by angry Western settlers after Van Buren vetoed a bill from Congress to improve the highway.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan