Plainville

Plainville, town (1990 pop. 17,400), Hartford co., central Conn., at the sandy headwaters of the Quinnipiac River settled 1657, inc. 1869. Metal and electrical products and machinery are manufactured. The city park contains a restored portion of the New Haven–Northampton Canal, which operated there in the 1840s.

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