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Town of Plainfield, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Plainfield ...

The Town of Plainfield is located in Waushara County.

The location of Plainfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Plainfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Plainfielder<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Plainfield has a population of 552 people<3> (see below for details).

Plainfield is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Plainfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Plainfield had a population of 550 people. This makes Plainfield the county's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 550 people, the population of Plainfield increased 3.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 533 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Plainfield had an population of 552 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.56% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plainfield.

Communities near Plainfield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Dayton   [Map]   2,697   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grand Rapids   [Map]   7,417   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grant   [Map]   1,953   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nekoosa   [Map]   2,429   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,772   N   18 miles [29 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,778   NW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Plainfield.

Communities Also Named Plainfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Plainfield - they are located in Connecticut, New York and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plainfield.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plainfield. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plainfield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainfield.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Plainfield:

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Plainfield refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Plainfield may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plainfield.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plainfield) 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 Plainfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Plainfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1991, Longitude: -89.5379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plainfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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