Porter's Plainland Hotel - established in 1908
|Population||1,672 (2011 census) (2011)|
|• Density||66.09/km2 (171.2/sq mi)|
|Area||25.3 km2 (9.8 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
Plainland was settled by a dozen German families in 1878. The families were mostly from West Prussia. The community constructed a Lutheran church in 1884 which was replaced in 1897. About 60 families, mainly of German origin were living in the area in 1911—serviced by three blacksmiths, the Plainland Hotel, a state school and a general store.
Plainland State School Initial opened circa 1886 and closed in 1966.
The rural population of Plainland declined until the 1990s when significant rural residential development began. The area is now serviced Faith Lutheran College (opened in 1999), a small shopping centre, the Plainland Hotel and a hardware store. A farmers' market is held adjacent to the hotel on Sundays.
Faith Lutheran College is a private co-educational secondary school (7-12) at 5 Faith Street, operated by Lutheran Education Queensland. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 719 students with 56 teachers (53.95 full-time equivalent) and 63 non-teaching staff (48.95 full-time equivalent).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Plainland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "Plainland - locality in Lockyer Valley Region (entry 44984)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
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- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Faith Lutheran College Plainland. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
Media related to Plainland, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
- "Plainland". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.