|Coordinates: 18.082691°N 77.2669959°W|
|Elevation||218 m (715 ft)|
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|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
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.
Notable people from Chapelton
- "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2 September 2009.
- Chapelton - An Oral History Archived 21 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Myrel Elaine Moss (Sister Moss), golocaljamaica.com, 2003-01-01.
- Kathy Alison, Picasa, 2009-01-03.
- UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1:50,000 map of Jamaica Sheets G & H, 1973.