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PLAINFIELD : www.townofplainfield.com
Although Plainfield’s close proximity to the airport meant that much of the nearby land would not be suitable for housing purposes, it did offer an economic opportunity for the town and served as a strong selling point for development. The area’s home prices are generally in the $120,000 to $150,000 range.
Plainfield owes much of its history to Quaker settlers, also known as the Society of Friends. Settlers first reached what is now Plainfield in 1820 – five years before Indianapolis became the state capital. The town’s slogan “A Community of Values”, is a celebrated theme throughout the area. In recent years Plainfield has even set up a unique citizen-recognition program, in which they have identified a list of 12 values in order to honor one person per month that exemplifies that month’s value.
Plainfield is located in Hendricks County in central Indiana, 12 miles west of Indianapolis on US 40. From Indianapolis’ I-465 loop, Chicago, Illinois is 179 miles; Cincinnati, Ohio is 108 miles; and Louisvile, Kentucky is 119 miles (all via interstate highways). Plainfield residents report an average travel time of 21.6 minutes to work.
POPULATION (figures based on 2000 Census)
City : 18,396
County : 104,093 – Hendricks County
Electric : Duke Energy 800-521-2232
Gas : Vectren 800-777-2060
Water : City Plainfield Water 317-837-0000
Telephone : AT&T 800-742-8771
Facts : Plainfield owes much of its history to Quaker settlers, also known as the Society of Friends. Settlers first reached what is now Plainfield in 1820 – 5 years before Indianapolis became the state capital and 4 years before Hendricks County was formed.
The town of Plainfield is represented by a 5-member Town Council and a Town Manager who is appointed by a board and is under contract.
Assisting the Town Council are elected board and commissions. Prominent among these groups are the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners and the Economic Development Commission.
PUBLIC SERVICES (E)=Emergency Number
Police : Plainfield Police Department – Consists of 34 officers, 2 reserve officers, 14 civilian employees and 2 chaplains. 317-839-8700 (E)
Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department 317-745-6269
Indiana State Police 800-225-8576
Fire Department : Plainfield Fire Department – Consists of 42 full-time fire fighters and 7 reserves on call, 6 trucks,3 ambulances and a resue vehicle. Paramedics are available 24 hours a day. 317-839-7733 (E)
Post Office : United States Post Office 700 N. Carr
Library : Plainfield Public Library 317-839-6602
Town Hall : Plainfield Town Hall 206 W. Main
Chamber : Plainfield Chamber of Commerce PO Box 14
MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number
Local : Hendricks Community Hospital 1000 E. Main
Danville, IN
Indianapolis : Indiana University Hospital 550 University
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Hospital 2001 W. 86th St.
317-338-2121 (E)
Indianapolis : St. Vincent Women’s Hospital -Indianapolis 8111 Township Line Rd.
Indianapolis : Community Hospitals East: 317-355-1411
North: 317-621-6262
South: 317-887-7000
Local : Hendricks County Flyer 317-272-5800
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Star 317-444-4000
Indianapolis : Indianapolis Business Journal 317-634-6200
Indianapolis : Indianapolis International Airport Call specific airlines
SCHOOLS (Various private and parochial schools also serve this area)
Websites : Department of Education 317-272-2920
Websites : www.plainfield.k12.in.us 317-272-2920
Elementary : Brentwood Elementary 317-839-4802
Elementary : Central Elementary 317-839-7707
Elementary : Van Buren Elementary 317-839-2575
Middle School : Plainfield Community Middle School 317-838-3966
High School : Plainfield High School 317-839-7711
Other : Plainfield Kindergarten Center 317-838-3980
Private : St. Susanna School 317-839-3713
Assembly of God 317-839-7308
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 317-838-7315
Calvary Baptist 317-839-6721
Cathedral of Prayer Baptist 317-839-6416
Center Community 317-839-7141
Church By Side of the Road 317-839-6830
Church of Christ at Plainfield 317-839-0174
Eternal Life Baptist Church 317-831-1012
Fairfield Friends Meeting 317-856-3121
First Baptist Church 317-839-8163
Hope Presbyterian 317-839-2797
Islamic Society of US 317-839-8157
Kingsway Christian Church 317-272-2222
Light & Life Free Methodist 317-839-5151
Living World Church 317-838-5440
Maple Grove Baptist 317-547-6020
Plainfield Apostolic Church 317-839-5060
Plainfield Baptist 317-839-6815
Plainfield Bible 317-839-7592
Plainfield Christian Church 317-839-2384
Plainfield Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses 317-839-2449
Plainfield Friends Meeting 317-839-6490
Plainfield Methodist 317-839-2319
St. Marks Episcopal 317-839-6730
St. Stephen’s Lutheran 317-838-9600
St. Susanna Catholic 317-839-3333
United Community Church of the Nazarene in Plainfield 317-839-9491
The town has over 140 acres dedicated to parks which run mostly in an integrated system stretching along White Lick Creek. They offer playground equipment, baseball diamonds, shelter houses, tennis courts, an exercise trail, and the Plainfield Community Center. The high school indoor swimming pool is open to the public on a scheduled basis and there are several private swimming clubs and golf courses in the area.
All information is courtesy of the F.C. Tucker Company.

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