In 1822 a tract of land which included the location currently comprehended as Plainfield, Ind. was gotten by Jeremiah Hadley of Preble Area, Ohio. One decade later on he marketed it to his youngster, Elias Hadley. Levi Jessup as well as Elias Hadley outlined the community in 1839. Plainfield was included as a community in 1839. The community got its name from the really early Good friends (Quakers) who settled around the location as well as created a number of meetinghouses throughout the area, including the essential Western Annual Satisfying of Friends in Plainfield. The Friends were "simple" people, as well as hence the name "Plainfield". The senior high school remains to recognize the Quakers, utilizing the name for the college's mascot.

Plainfield has actually long been connected with the National Roadway, UNITED STATE Course 40, which experiences area as Key Road. One event which brought Plainfield nationwide rate of interest took place in 1842 when previous Head of state Martin Van Buren was splashed intentionally from his stagecoach into the thick mud of the highway. The practical joke came as a result of Van Buren's banning an expenses from Congress to boost the highway, a move which agitated Western occupants. When Van Buren came with Plainfield on a swing to strengthen his popularity for the 1844 political election, a group of wrongdoers developed the situation. The elm tree whose source the president's carriage to fall happened described as the Van Buren Elm. An elementary establishment near this site is called Van Buren Primary school.

In the 1980s Plainfield wound up being the head workplace of the Islamic Culture of North America.

The Hendricks Area Bridge Number 316, Plainfield Historic Area, as well as also THI as well as E Interurban Depot-Substation are noted on the National Register of Historic Places.

Plainfield hinges on the Central Till Plains region of the USA. There are couple of moderately sized hills, along with a mix of deciduous forests and pasture covers a lot of the location within the community limits. White Lick Creek, a tributary of the White River, streams north to southern through the western side of Plainfield. On the eastern side of town, Clark's Creek, a tributary of White Lick Creek, streams in the direction of the south.

UNITED STATE Path 40, additionally called the Historic National Road and also the Cumberland Roadway, passes through the center of Plainfield as well as is the significant arterial course running east to west in the neighborhood. It leads northeast 14 miles (23 kilometres) to downtown Indianapolis and also southwest 57 miles (92 kilometres) to Terre Haute. From north to south, State Road 267 connects Plainfield to the surrounding towns of Avon and also Mooresville, and also it provides accessibility to Interstate 70, worrying 3 miles (5 km) south of US-40. Plainfield's historic area facility is situated around the crossway of UNITED STATE Path 40 as well as additionally Facility Road, in addition called Old State Highway 267.

Indianapolis International Flight terminal surrounds the eastern side of Plainfield, in Marion Region.

" The Shops at Perry Crossing" is a 600,000-square-foot (56,000 m2) open-air retail shopping mall. It opened up in October 2005 as well as was gotten in February 2014 by Poag Purchasing Centers, which currently runs the shopping mall. The shopping center got a $11.1 million remodelling in addition to rebranding task to invigorate the shopping mall; the task concluded in November 2015.

Plainfield's public education system is run by the Plainfield Neighborhood School Firm. The colleges under this body include:

Brentwood Elementary School
Central Primary School
Van Buren Elementary School
Clarks Creek Elementary School
Plainfield Neighborhood Intermediate School
Plainfield High School (Indiana).

The Plainfield Community School Firm is the only public school system in Indiana to have every one of its organizations obtain a 4 celebrity score for 2 succeeding years. In 2009, a new Senior high school was constructed. The previous High School became the Middle School, and likewise the former middle school framework was transformed right into "Clarks Creek Elementary", an upper primary school for qualities 4-5. However, since the 2012-- 2013 college year, the firm altered this configuration to a Secondary school (9-12), Intermediate School(6-8), as well as 4 K-5 key organizations.