Coplay is a borough part of the Whitehall Township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania that is home to over 3,000 people. About five miles north of Allentown, the borough is situated along the Lehigh River. The borough was originally called Lehigh Valley, because of the Lehigh Valley Iron Furnaces that were located here. Then the name was changed to Coplay, after Kolapechka, the Indian chief that lived near the area. He was frequently employed by the government to carry messages and act as an interpreter. The Borough of Coplay was formed out of a part of Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7th, 1869. Gradually Coplay changed from a farming area into an Industrial Community. The Thomas Iron Company started the change. They brought in workers and built homes for them. Due to growth of the Iron Industry, immigrants from Ireland came. Coplay became a "melting pot" of many nationalities. When the Iron Company was liquidated, other industries gradually came to Coplay; the Cement Mill, the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory and Knitting Mill. Then, in the early nineteen hundreds, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Ukrainian Countries. It was thus that our town had its early beginnings.
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