Townships: Plainfield, Wheatland, Na-Au-Say, Oswego
Population: 41,734 (2013)
Time Zone: CST (Central Standard)
Postal Code: 60544, 60585, 60586
Area Code: 815, 779
Plainfield is a village in Will County, Illinois. It encompasses land in Plainfield and Wheatland townships. Part of the village is located in Kendall County (Na-Au-Say and Oswego townships). As the oldest community in Will County, Plainfield’s growth and prosperity was stunted in 1848 due to the opening of the I&M Canal and not being located along that waterway.
The Village of Plainfield established a community Preservation Commission and historic preservation ordinance to protect the Lake Renwick Preserve, a county forest preserve used for birdwatching and other activities.
Located within the Village are numerous Greek Revival, upright-and-wing cottages, a school built in 1847, and a number of early-19th-century homes. The community currently has three buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Plainfield House, Flanders House and a 1928 Standard Oil Gas Station.
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 serves Plainfield and portions of Joliet, Crest Hill, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, and Plainfield Township in unincorporated parts of Will County.
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