History and origin of its name
Originally named after the Chatty River. It was a farm owned by Frederick Korsten and used for gazing his flocks and sheep. Later, it became the proposed name of Bethelsdorp Ext. 17-26. It is also believed that whoever named the farm had been part of the Indian Service. A chatty is well known in India as a spongy vessel which keeps water cool because water percolates through walls and evaporates. The farm later belonged to Andries Bendictus Scheuble who owned Haartebeestefontein.
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Meyer, H. E., 1976. Port Elizabeth- Names of streets and Townships. Port Elizabeth: Port Elizabeth City Libraries.
Last Updated: January 2018
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