Plainland is a rural village on the Warrego Highway, 13 km east of Gatton. The origin of the name is unrecorded.

In about 1878 a dozen German families settled at Plainland, most having emigrated from West Prussia. In 1884 they built a Lutheran Church, and the congregation was enlarged in 1889 when secessionists from the Deep Gully community, south-west of Gatton, joined them. A new church was built in 1897. The Lutheran churches at Plainland and Hatton Vale were the two main congregations in the Lockyer Valley, although both have been replaced by churches at Laidley and Gatton.


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