Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - Main St. Looking West
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Where is Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Coatesville is a city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Coatesville is approximately 39 miles west of Philadelphia.

William Fleming, originally from Scotland, is one of the earliest landowners on record. He built a log cabin in the area of Harmony Street and 5th Avenue and owned about 207 acres (0.84 km2) of land bordering the Brandywine River.

Moses Coates, a prosperous farmer and the namesake of Coatesville, bought the Fleming house from Fleming's son in 1787. Moses Coates' son-in-law, Jesse Kersey, came up with a plan to develop the area by selling frontage on the recently completed Lancaster Turnpike which crossed through their land. The Lancaster Turnpike was the first toll road in the U.S., authorized in 1792 and completed in 1795. There was a tollgate located within the present day Coatesville city limits. Coatesville became a popular stopping point since it was located roughly halfway between Philadelphia and Lancaster on the Turnpike.Wikipedia

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News  1871 - Double Tragedy
A young married woman, apparently in good health, fell dead in Coatesville, Chester Co., Pa., a few days ago, while preparing dinner, and her aged mother, hastening down stairs on being summoned, fell and was killed instantly.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1871
Added: 4/3/2014 2:52:45 PM - 1  Updated: 6/22/2014 4:24:25 PM - 1

News  1902 - Fall Caused His Death.
Special to The Inquirer.

COATESVILLE, Pa., Feb. 12. - Thomas McNulty, of Philadelphia, an expert rigger employed by Marshall & McClintock, of Pottstown, who are erecting a large mill in this city, came in contact with live electric light wires and losing his footing fell a distance of thirty...Read MORE...

Special to The Inquirer.

COATESVILLE, Pa., July 13. - While a fire burned in the business centre of the town and the fire whistle was giving the alarm, firemen at one engine house quietly continued a pool game. Another company rushed to the scene, which was a one-story shoe shop, with nothing...Read MORE...

Coatesville, a banking post-borough of Chester co., Pa., in Chester Valley, on the West Branch of Brandywine Creek and on the Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia and Reading Rs., 38 miles W. of Philadelphia. It contains rolling-mills, steel-plants, brick- and lime-kilns, boiler- works, silk- and...Read MORE...

1926 - Coatesville
Coatesville. - Located west of Downingtown, was incorporated in 1867, and present population is 15,000. There are twenty churches representing various denominations. There is an up to date and complete public school system. Three parochial schools are well organized. There are two big steel plants...Read MORE...

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flag  Roy Victor Commons (7 June 1894, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - , )

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