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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Plainfield''' ''
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=== Brief History ===
  
=== Brief History  ===
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Plainfield was chartered on November 10, 1797 by the Vermont Legislature. The town was originally named St. Andrews Gore. The town was renamed Plainfield in November of 1797.<br>
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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The principal village of Plainfield actually lies partly in Marshfield. Due south, near the Barre town line, is a village known as Plainfield Springs.&nbsp; Plainfield had a population of&nbsp;of 1,243 at the 2010 census. <ref>About Plainfield, VT - Virtual Vermont Internet Magazine - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/plainfield.html#about</ref> <ref>Town of Plainfield - http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WashingtonPlainfield.html</ref>&nbsp; <br>
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=== Historical Data<br> ===
  
 
=== Town Histories  ===
 
=== Town Histories  ===
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*The Town of Plainfield, Vermont&nbsp;: a pictorial history, 1870-1940, Plainfield Historical Society, (1993) - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/town-of-plainfield-vermont-a-pictorial-history-1870-1940/oclc/29172420 find this book in a library].<br>
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*The history of the towns of Plainfield, Roxbury and Fayston, Abby Maria Hemenway, 1828-1890 - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2199314 view a digital copy of this book online].<br>
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
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The probate district for Plainfield is Washington.<br>Washington District Probate Court<br>10 Elm St. #3<br>Montpelier, VT 05602<br>Phone: (802) 828-3405<br>
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=== Church Records<br>  ===
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=== City Directories<br>  ===
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=== Maps<br> ===
  
=== City Directories  ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/31345/Plainfield++Duxbury+Corners/Washington+County+1873/Vermont/ 1873 map of Plainfield and Duxbury Corners]<br>
  
=== Maps  ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/31346/Plainfield++North+Montpelier++East+Montpelier/Washington+County+1873/Vermont/ 1873 map of Plainfield and North &amp; East Montpelier]<br>
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
=== Churches ===
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Plainfield. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/washington.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>
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*Bisson Barre Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2358754&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2950&CSsr=1& Find A Grave] site. <br>
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*Kinney Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2245190&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2950&CSsr=61& Find A Grave] site. <br>
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*Plainfield Center Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=104190&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2950&CSsr=101& Find A Grave] site. <br>
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*Plainfield Village Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2177876&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2950&CSsr=101& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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=== Town Records<br> ===
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Town Clerk Vital Records, 1897 -1998, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-NM9%3A324710701%2C325392601%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>
  
=== Town Records ===
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Plainfield Town Clerk's Office. These include&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/833223 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; index to births and deaths, 1762-1902],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/117449 Town records, 1762-1908], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/140902 Deeds, 1793-1854].
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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Plainfield Town Clerk's Office:<br>149 Main Street<br>PO Box 217<br>Plainfield, VT 05667<br>Phone: (802) 454-8461<br>Email: plainfieldtc@gmail.com<br>Website: [http://www.plainfieldvt.us/ http://www.plainfieldvt.us/]<br>
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=== Newspapers<br> ===
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[http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/ Burlington Free Press]
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[http://www.timesargus.com/ The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus]
  
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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Cutler Memorial Library<br>151 High St.<br>Plainfield, VT 05667<br>Phone: (802) 454-8504<br>Email: info@cutlerlibrary.org<br>Website: [http://www.cutlerlibrary.org/ http://www.cutlerlibrary.org]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 08:03, 12 August 2020

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Plainfield was chartered on November 10, 1797 by the Vermont Legislature. The town was originally named St. Andrews Gore. The town was renamed Plainfield in November of 1797.

The principal village of Plainfield actually lies partly in Marshfield. Due south, near the Barre town line, is a village known as Plainfield Springs.  Plainfield had a population of of 1,243 at the 2010 census. [1] [2] 

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Plainfield is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Plainfield and Duxbury Corners

1873 map of Plainfield and North & East Montpelier

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Plainfield. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

  • Bisson Barre Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Kinney Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Plainfield Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Plainfield Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital Records, 1897 -1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Plainfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; index to births and deaths, 1762-1902Town records, 1762-1908, and Deeds, 1793-1854.

Plainfield Town Clerk's Office:
149 Main Street
PO Box 217
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: (802) 454-8461
Email: plainfieldtc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.plainfieldvt.us/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Cutler Memorial Library
151 High St.
Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: (802) 454-8504
Email: info@cutlerlibrary.org
Website: http://www.cutlerlibrary.org

References[edit | edit source]

  1. About Plainfield, VT - Virtual Vermont Internet Magazine - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/plainfield.html#about
  2. Town of Plainfield - http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WashingtonPlainfield.html

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