|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.
Notable people from Chapelton
- "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2009-09-02.
- Chapelton - An Oral History Archived September 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Myrel Elaine Moss (Sister Moss), golocaljamaica.com, 2003-01-01.
- Kathy Alison[permanent dead link], Picasa, 2009-01-03.
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G & H, 1973.