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Welcome to Plainfield ...

The village of Plainfield is located in Waushara County<1>.

The location of Plainfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Plainfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Plainfielder<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plainfield has a population of 834 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Plainfield.

Plainfield is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The ZIP code for Plainfield: 54966<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plainfield had an population of 834 people. This is a decrease of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plainfield had a population of 862 people. This makes Plainfield the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Plainfield represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1008th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 862 people, the population of Plainfield decreased 4.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 899 people).

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

Communities Also Named Plainfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Plainfield - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts (3), Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Plainfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plainfield.

  • Wisconsin Rapids [Wood County]
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    • Wisconsin Rapids [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,555 people
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  • Plover [Portage County]
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    • Plover [Portage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
  • Wautoma [Waushara County]
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    • Wautoma [Waushara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wautoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Whiting [Portage County]
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    • Whiting [Portage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Amherst [Portage County]
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      • Amherst [Portage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
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    • Biron [Wood County]
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      • Biron [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wild Rose [Waushara County]
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      • Wild Rose [Waushara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coloma [Waushara County]
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      • Coloma [Waushara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coloma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Almond [Portage County]
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      • Almond [Portage County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
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    • Hancock [Waushara County]
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      • Hancock [Waushara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the south of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plainfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plainfield.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plainfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainfield. See our Newspapers Page for Plainfield.

Adding Plainfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plainfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plainfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Plainfield on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plainfield on our Genealogy Page.

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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.

The official website for Waushara County: www.1waushara.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Waushara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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 village'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plainfield.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Plainfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plainfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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, 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 PlainfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2141, Longitude: -89.4943       In this case, the coordinates for Plainfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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