Chaflin Bridge, Illinois

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Chaflin Bridge
Etymology: Isaac Chaflin, early settler
Chaflin Bridge is located in Illinois
Chaflin Bridge
Chaflin Bridge
Location of Chaflin Bridge within Illinois
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMonroe
Precinct15
Elevation
400 ft (100 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
62244
Area code(s)618

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