Plainville is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and is part of the Providence metropolitan area.
Originally included in a 1635 grant of land for Dedham, Massachusetts, the area was later deemed the Plantation of Wollomonuppoag and then later becoming Wrentham, Massachusetts before Plainville branched out as a separate community. Plainville became an officially recognized town in 1905, making it the third youngest town in the state.
Along with bordering North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Plainville shares the Angle Tree Stone, a historic marker dividing the boundaries between the old Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Bay Colony. Along with many notable veterans, Plainville was the home to George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Revolutionary War veteran who also partook in the Boston Tea Party as well as the Battle of Rhode Island.
Plainville borders the towns of Wrentham, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro and Cumberland, Rhode Island. Children and teens living in Plainville attend the A.W. Jackson Elementary School for Kindergarten-3rd grade, then the B.H. Wood School for grades 4-6. Children then attend King Philip Middle School and King Philip Regional High School. Other high school options include the Foxborough Regional Charter School, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, and Bishop Feehan High School, all in neighboring towns.
Honey Dew Donuts is based in Plainville. Plainridge Racecourse is granted licensing to become the first slot parlor in the state. Author Jeff Kinney operated a bookstore in the towns center named An Unlikely Story.
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