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Plainfield Township

Within 28 square miles of picturesque farmland, forest and residential development throughout Northampton County and the Lehigh Valley is the area known as Plainfield Township.

Here, beautiful older homes blend with new construction, ranging from charming farm houses to country estates and ranches on sprawling acres of green pastures. The area also features the small, well-established boroughs of Roseto and Wind Gap with their peaceful neighborhoods and quaint homes along tree-lined streets. Many are drawn to the boroughs for the strong community spirit and reasonable housing costs.

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Plainfield Township was originally organized as a single township in 1762 and is part of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt. The name Plainfield was given because that is how the early settlers referred to it because it was largely devoid of trees.

In 1813 the Township was divided into two parts. The western portion was named Bushkill Township while the eastern portion became Plainfield Township as we know it today.


Three highways running north-south Routes 115, 191 and 512 form the life-blood of the township’s transportation system. Route 512 and the northern segment of Route 115 serve inter-regional traffic between the Bethlehem-Allentown Metropolitan Area and the Pocono Mountains. Route 191 which cuts diagonally across the southern portion of the township also links Bethlehem Allentown area and the Pocono Mountains.


For over 250 years, Plainfield Township has remained a lively, rural community with beautiful views of the Blue Mountains and preserved farmlands dotting the landscape. Plainfield township residents enjoy access to a network of exceptional schools, and plenty of cultural attractions and outdoor activities for year-round family entertainment. From hiking and biking through breath-taking views on the Plainfield Township Recreation Trail to various fairs and festivals throughout the year—there are endless opportunities for fun.