Putting Quince Orchard Back on the Map

Everybody wants to have, perhaps needs to have a place they call home. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to get there. Such is the case for many Quince Orchard residents.

We all know there is a place called Quince Orchard, but where, exactly, is it?

It turns out that the question of where Quince Orchard is was debated over a century ago and potentially answered at a meeting at Pleasant View Methodist Church on an historic dark night in 1968. It was April 4 of that year, and the members of Pleasant View had gathered to discuss a merger with two other local churches: Hunting Hill and McDonald Chapel. A vigorous discussion ensued, and Fairhaven United Methodist emerged from the decisions made at that meeting. It was not just three congregations, but two white churches and a black church that merged that day.

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