Chapelton, Jamaica

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Market Town
Chapelton is located in Jamaica
Coordinates: 18°04′58″N 77°16′01″W / 18.082691°N 77.2669959°W / 18.082691; -77.2669959Coordinates: 18°04′58″N 77°16′01″W / 18.082691°N 77.2669959°W / 18.082691; -77.2669959
Country Jamaica
Parish Clarendon
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population .[1]
 • Estimate (2009) 4,559
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Chapelton is a market town in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica and the former parish capital.


According to a longtime resident:[2]

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.




Chapelton is on the B3 road which climbs up from May Pen in the south, passes though the center of the town and continues north towards Brown's Town.[4]


From 1925 to 1974 Chapelton was served by Chapelton railway station on the 21 mile railway branch line from May Pen to Frankfield.

Notable people from Chapelton[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ a b Chapelton - An Oral History, Myrel Elaine Moss (Sister Moss),, 2003-01-01.
  3. ^ Kathy Alison, Picasa, 2009-01-03.
  4. ^ UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G & H, 1973.

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