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Our Genealogy Helper for Plainville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Plainville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Plainville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Plainville is located in Hartford County.

To see how the shape of Connecticut's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hartford County: Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland & Hampden (MA).

Below are the counties that are near Plainville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Plainville:

  • Hartford County     (The home county of Plainville)
    • Plainville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • East Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bristol
      • East Bristol [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bristol
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
      • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<3>
    • Farmington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Southington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Bristol [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
    • Unionville [Hartford County]
    • Farmington [Hartford County]
    • Southington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southington<3>
    • Kensington [Hartford County]
  • Fairfield County
    • Riverside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<3>
    • Stevenson [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<3>
    • East Village [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Village
      • East Village [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Village
    • Sandy Hook [Fairfield County]
    • Botsford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botsford
      • Botsford [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Botsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Botsford<3>
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<3>
    • Newtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<3>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Hawleyville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawleyville
      • Hawleyville [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawleyville<3>
    • Huntington [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
  • Litchfield County
    • Pequabuck [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequabuck
      • Pequabuck [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pequabuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequabuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pequabuck<3>
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Greystone [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<3>
    • Harwinton [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwinton
      • Harwinton [Litchfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwinton
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomaston<3>
    • Browns Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Corner
      • Browns Corner [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Corner
    • Harwinton [Litchfield County]
    • Oakville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<3>
  • Middlesex County
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlefield<3>
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Durham [Middlesex County]
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • Durham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
  • New Haven County
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<3>
    • Autumn HIll [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autumn HIll
      • Autumn HIll [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autumn HIll
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • South Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Meriden
      • South Meriden [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Meriden
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<3>
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
  • New London County
    • North Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westchester
      • North Westchester [New London County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Westchester<3>
    • Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westchester
      • Westchester [New London County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westchester
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<3>
    • Hadlyme [New London County]
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Salem [New London County]
    • Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme
      • Lyme [New London County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyme<3>
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Salem [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [New London County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Gilman [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [New London County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman<3>
    • North Franklin [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Franklin
      • North Franklin [New London County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Franklin<3>
    • Bozrah [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozrah
      • Bozrah [New London County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozrah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozrah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozrah<3>
  • Tolland County
    • Gay City [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay City
      • Gay City [Tolland County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gay City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Gay City:
      • Factory Hollow
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Tolland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Tolland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Rockville [Tolland County]
    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hebron [Tolland County]
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amston [Tolland County]
  • Windham County
    • Willimantic [Windham County]
    • South Windham [Windham County]
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Windham
      • North Windham [Windham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Windham [Windham County]
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaplin
      • Chaplin [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaplin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chaplin [Windham County]
    • Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashford [Windham County]
    • Scotland [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Windham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Scotland [Windham County]
  • Berkshire County (MA)
    • Sandisfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandisfield
      • Sandisfield [Berkshire County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
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    • New Marlborough [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Marlborough
      • New Marlborough [Berkshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,458 people
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    • Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis
      • Otis [Berkshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monterey [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Berkshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 924 people
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    • Sheffield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Berkshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,129 people
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  • Hampden County (MA)
    • Southwick [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
      • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer Corner
      • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
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    • Feeding Hills [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feeding Hills
      • Feeding Hills [Hampden County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
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    • Tolland [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolland
      • Tolland [Hampden County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
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    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
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    • Westfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
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    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
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    • Blandford [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blandford
      • Blandford [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blandford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hampshire County (MA)
    • Huntington [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Hampshire County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southampton
      • Southampton [Hampshire County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dutchess County (NY)
    • Dover [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Dutchess County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amenia [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Dutchess County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amenia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amenia [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Dutchess County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amenia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dover Plains [Dutchess County]
    • Millerton [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerton
      • Millerton [Dutchess County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pawling [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawling
      • Pawling [Dutchess County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pawling [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawling
      • Pawling [Dutchess County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
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    • North East [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North East
      • North East [Dutchess County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Putnam County (NY)
    • Patterson [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Putnam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patterson [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Putnam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Plainville, see our County-by-County Page for Plainville.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Plainville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Plainville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Plainville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Plainville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Plainville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Plainville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Plainville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Plainville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Plainville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • East Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • West Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Cemetery
  • Forestville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forestville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forestville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Scotts Swamp Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Lake Avenue Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old St. Mary RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Mary RC Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Mary RC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beth Alom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Alom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Alom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Alom Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Polish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holy Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ukrainian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ukrainian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ukrainian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ukrainian Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Plainville had a population of 1,780 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Plainville, with the one closest to Plainville listed first.

  • Plainville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
    • Plainville [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,780 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plainville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<3>
  • New Britain [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Britain
    • New Britain [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19,000 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,495 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Britain had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Britain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Britain<3>
  • Forestville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
    • Forestville [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,000 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bristol had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<3>
  • Unionville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,327 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Unionville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
  • Southington [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southington
    • Southington [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Southington had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kensington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,320 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kensington had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Farmington [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,852 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmington had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<3>
    • Whigville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigville
      • Whigville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whigville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigville
    • Plantsville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantsville
      • Plantsville [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plantsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berlin [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 804 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berlin had a post office and railroad service
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    • Newington Junction [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington Junction
      • Newington Junction [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newington Junction had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newington Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newington Junction
    • Pequabuck [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequabuck
      • Pequabuck [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pequabuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pequabuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequabuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pequabuck<3>
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Plainville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Terryville Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Milldale [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milldale
      • Milldale [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milldale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milldale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milldale<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Plainville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plainville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Plainville ...

While our initial data about Plainville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Plainville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Plainville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Plainville:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Plainville. See our Misc Page for Plainville for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Plainville: www.plainvillect.com/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plainville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plainville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plainville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6745, Longitude: -72.8582       In this case, the coordinates for Plainville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Plainville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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