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|Elevation||584 ft (178 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1510869|
The community arose as a siding on the Oregon-Washington railroad. Chaffee was named in honor of Stephen E. Chaffee, an attorney who owned land in the area. The community had a post office from October 1924 to December 1926.