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STRONG WOMEN!

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THE COIT SISTERS OF PLAINFIELD, CT and PLAINFIELD, NH In 1761, Widow Martha Coit Smith was the only female among the 56 original proprietors of our town. A woman proprietor was extremely rare, and she had voting privileges. Her husband (Lemuel) Samuel Smith had sold his extensive properties in Plainfield, CT in preparation for a […]

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Our Mission

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The Plainfield Historical Society was organized in 1978 for the purpose of promoting interest in the history of the Town of Plainfield. To that end the Society strives to collect, acquire, and preserve artifacts relating to the Town, encourages the preservation of historic structures, and disseminates information relating directly or indirectly to the history of […]