Hampshire County -- Plainfield

Plainfield, Massachusetts Town Seal Plainfield, Massachusetts
Incorporated: 1801
Parent Town: Cummington

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Town Clerk

413-634-5683 fax
344 Main St., Plainfield, MA 01070
Sat: 10a-12p

Local Histories

Jacob Porter, Topography, Descriptions and Historical Sketch of Plainfield, in Hampshire County, Massachusetts (Greenfield, 1834).

Churches and Religious History

The Congregational church was gathered Aug. 31, 1786; First Parish and Society were organized in 1838. The first minister was Rev. Moses Hallock, ordained 1792, d. 1837. Early deacons included Lt. John Packard (c. 1792, d. 1807); Capt. James Richards (c. 1792, d. 1842); and Joseph Beals (c. 1803, d. 1813).
"Earliest Church Records, Volume 1" 1786-1830
Records of the Congregational Church, Plainfield, Massachusetts" 1830-1841

Public Library

Shaw Memorial Library
312 Main Street
Plainfield, MA 01070-9709
Telephone: (413)634-5406
Internet e-mail: plainfield@cwmars.org

Other Pertinent Links

State of Massachusetts, Plainfield Commonwealth Community Information
Massachusetts State Community Profile of Plainfield

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