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|— Market Town —|
|Elevation||218 m (715 ft)|
|• Estimate (2009)||4,559|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
According to a longtime resident:
Back in the days of plantation slavery in Jamaica, the Chapleton locality was a plantocracy settlement. Instead of going to church in the capital May Pen, the plantation owners built a church in Chapleton where they worshiped. Local folk therefore talked about going to “the chapel in the town.” After a while, the town became known as Chapel Town but with the passing of time, the name became distorted and was shortened to become Chapelton.
- Clarendon College, secondary school.
- Clarendon Hospital, built c1903, now a community Type 3 hospital.
- Police Station.
- St Paul's Anglican Church, founded over 300 years ago.