Plainfield, Illinois At A Glance

Plainfield, Illinois. Home Sweet Home!

Originally called Walker’s Grove until its name change in 1841, Plainfield was first settled by a large group of Native Americans called the Potawatomi. Plainfield is considered the oldest community in Will County because the earliest settlement of Walker’s Grove was established on the banks of the DuPage River in 1828.

Plainfield is known as “The Mother of Chicago” because Chicago depended on the settlement of Plainfield for mail and supplies. Because the city was not located along the Illinois & Michigan Canal, its prosperity was stunted when the canal first opened in 1848. This did not stop Plainfield from becoming the beautiful, thriving city it is today. Plainfield is home to what may be the oldest surviving “one-room schoolhouse” in Illinois in addition to several Greek Revival cottages.

As of 2007, Plainfield’s population was recorded to be over 37,000 residents so it comes as no surprise why you are planning to move to Plainfield. Whether it is the historical preservations that attract you, the beautiful wildlife, or the bustling atmosphere, Plainfield is the clear choice if you’re moving to Illinois. With such an easy decision in where to move, you should make your choice in a moving company just as simple by choosing All My Sons Moving & Storage as your Plainfield moving company.