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The following article is sponsored by the doctor abuse lawyers from Plainfield. Our legal team is thrilled to take you with us on our journey of learning about our towns.

Short History of Plainfield

Plainfield is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana. Situated within the townships of Guilford, Liberty and Washington, it was part of a tract of land acquired by Jeremiah Hadley in 1822. In 1839, Elias Hadley – after purchasing the land from his father – and Levi Jessup laid out the town. That same year, the Town of Plainfield was incorporated. It got its name from the early Quakers – "plain" people – who settled around the area.

An incident that brought national attention to the town was the spilling of former President Martin Van Buren from his stagecoach in 1842. After Van Buren vetoed a bill to improve the highway ( U.S. Route 40), residents in the town were angered and decided to play a practical joke on him as he passed through the area. The elm tree that caused the accident is now known as Van Buren Elm.

As of the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 22.38 square miles and a population of 27,631 people. In 2019, it was estimated that the population has increased to 35,287. Plainfield is bordered by Avon to the north and Indianapolis to the east. It is located within the vicinity of communities like Magnetic Springs, Joppa, Mooresville, Friendswood, Camby and Decatur. The main road serving the area are Main Street (the National Road or U.S. Route 40), South Avon Avenue and Quaker Boulevard (Indiana State Route 267), and Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (Interstate 70).

Continue along with an Early History of Marion, Indiana.

Hummel Park

Hummel Park is a 205-acre park in Plainfield. Considered one of the most beautiful township parks in the state by visitors, it is a great place for family and friends to gather. The park offers recreational amenities such as:

  • Playgrounds
  • Splash pad
  • Three baseball and softball diamonds
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • A soccer field
  • A Disc golf course
  • The 1.1-mile Red Maple Path track
  • Nature trails
  • White Lick Creek
  • Five fishing lakes
  • The Hummel Park Performing Arts Center amphitheater
  • Sledding hill

The recreational park also offers areas for visitors to relax and spend time with one another. There are gazebos and shelther houses located throughout the area, as well as picnic tables. If you get hungry, fire up the charcoal grills for some delicious food. Event spaces are also available for rentals. This includes the Guilford Township Community Center.

To take advantage of the whole park, hours of operation are every day from 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Shops at Perry Crossing

The Shops at Perry Crossing is one of the bigger shopping malls in Plainfield. Located on Perry Crossing Way, the outdoor mall is home to a number of shops, dining options and services. Some of its tenants include The Children's Place, Torrid, Schakolad, Bath & Body Works, LOFT, H&M, Glace Nails, Green District Salads, RaceMaker Productions, Victorica's Secret & PINK. Barnes & Noble, francesca's, Kirkland's, DICK's Sporting Goods, Christopher & Banks, DWS Designer Shoe Warehouse, JCPenney, Ulta Beauty, Stone Creek Dining Company - Plainfield, HotBox Pizza and many more. The open mall is also home to the AMC Perry Crossing 18, a large movie complex.

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