Chaffee, North Dakota

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Chaffee is an unincorporated community in Cass County, North Dakota.[1]


A post office was established at Chaffee in 1894, and remained in operation until 1966.[2] The community, named for promoter Eben Chaffee, was platted in 1898 soon after the railroad was extended to that point.[3]

Herbert Fuller Chaffee (Eben's son) was a first-class passenger aboard the RMS Titanic, with his wife Carrie Constance Toogood. She survived, but his body was never recovered.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chaffee, North Dakota
  2. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Hoheisel, Tim; Nielsen, Andrew R. (2007). Cass County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7385-4145-7. 
  4. ^ Helm, Merry (April 21, 2004). "Dakota Datebook - April 21, 2004 - "Chaffee"". North Dakota Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

Coordinates: 46°46′28″N 97°21′09″W / 46.77444°N 97.35250°W / 46.77444; -97.35250