History on the Town of Plainfield

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“The area now known as Guilford Township once was an unbroken wilderness along White Lick Creek and was occupied by the Delaware Indians. White settlers began to arrive in numbers after the 1818 Treaty of St. Mary’s secured the area for settlement. The town of Plainfield came about in this way:

  • A tract of land which included the area now known as Plainfield was obtained by Jeremiah Hadley of Preble County, Ohio, in
    1822. Ten years later he sold it to his son, Elias Hadley.
  • Levi Jessup and Elias Hadley laid out the town in 1839.
  • Plainfield became incorporated as a town in 1839, but the incorporation charter was given up because of unsuccessful
    attempts at town government. Township trustees at the time felt township rule was preferable.
  • On June 25, 1904, Plainfield was incorporated a second time as a town, and this time the incorporation stuck.”


Some of Our Favorite Places to Eat

  • Oasis Diner
  • The Coachman
  • Bru Burger
  • Stone Creek
  • Biggby
  • Reme’s Restaurant
  • Thai Orchid
  • Al’s Donuts
  • Flap Jacks Pancake House
  • Sal’s Pizza
  • Akira Japanese Steakhouse
  • Goody’s Restaurant


Some of Our Favorite Parks to Visit

  • Hummel Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Friendship Gardens
  • Swinford Park
  • Al & Jan Barker Sportsplex
  • Sodalis Nature Park
  • Richard A Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center/Splash Island
  • Plainfield Trails System


We are always looking for new places to check out in Plainfield. Any suggestions? Please send them our way!