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Chaplin, Kentucky
Chaplin, Kentucky

Chaplin is a Nelson county town on US 62 near the Chaplin River, about 15 miles northeast of Bardstown. The name comes from Captain Abraham Chapline, an early explorer of the area. Chaplin was incorporated in 1850, but was later dissolved. The Chaplin (or Chapline) post office opened in 1832. The population in 2010 was 418.


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