Friday, September 19, 2008

From a York history:

CHANCEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – This church is located a short distance southeast of the
village of Airville, and its early history was intimately connected with the Slate Ridge
Church, of Peach Bottom Township, the two congregations, being served by the same pastors for
many years. The exact time of its organization could not be accurately ascertained, through
references are made to it in official records as early as 1760. The first settlers of this
interesting section were a very worthy class of Scotch-Irish, many of whose descendants are now
members of this church. The first house of worship was known as “the tent,” which was removed
and a substantial church built. The present church was built in 1850. This one is soon to
give place to a new one.

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