Chaflin Bridge, Illinois

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Chaflin Bridge
unincorporated community
Name origin: Isaac Chaflin, early settler
Country United States
State Illinois
County Monroe
Precinct 15
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Coordinates 38°12′43″N 90°16′07″W / 38.21194°N 90.26861°W / 38.21194; -90.26861Coordinates: 38°12′43″N 90°16′07″W / 38.21194°N 90.26861°W / 38.21194; -90.26861
Government unincorporated community
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62244
Area code 618
Location of Chaflin Bridge within Illinois
Location of Chaflin Bridge within Illinois

Chaflin Bridge is an unincorporated community in the historic Mitchie Precinct of Monroe County, Illinois, United States. It lies on the old Bluff Road in the American Bottoms between Fults and the old site of Valmeyer and near Maeystown.

History[edit]

It was settled in 1796 by Isaac Chaflin and his son William, who arrived in the area from England, via Pennsylvania. Another son, James, was massacred along with his entire family when they were forced to stop for provisions while on their way to the area, travelling up the Mississippi from its confluence with the Ohio at Cairo, which was the main route for those moving west from the Appalachians.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois, J. L. McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1883