Plainfield is a village located in Will County, Illinois.
Plainfield is the oldest community in Will County. Located within the village are neo-Gothic churches, upright wing cottages, a school built in 1847, and a number of late-19th-century homes. According to a list prepared by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, there are homes in Plainfield that rank sixth on a list of the 10 most endangered areas in the state of Illinois. The village is the fastest growing in the county.
The Plainfield Tornado, an F5 tornado, devastated the village on August 28, 1990 killing 28 people. It is for this reason that Plainfield is most known.
The first ice cream sundae is reported to have been created in Plainfield. It is claimed that a Plainfield druggist created it and named it the sonntag after his surname--Sonntag, which means Sunday in German.
Web Sites and Links
Golf ExclusivesProvides custom golf vacation packages to destinations worldwide. Destinations listing, pricing and request form are featured.
Main Street PlainfieldOrganization to promote the development of downtown Plainfield. Sponsored event and membership information.
Plainfield Area Chamber of CommerceThe PACC is the local advocate for businesses. Searchable member directory, monthly newsletter, membership and community information.
Plainfield Public LibraryDowntown library.
The Plainfield SunLocal area news by Copley Press Newspapers of Illinois.
Village of PlainfieldOfficial website with area information, meetings, department news, and contact information.