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1. Coatesville Area School District – The Coatesville Area School District (CASD) operates Coatesville Area High School (11th-12th), 9/10 Center (9th-10th), Gordon Education Center (6th-12th), North Brandywine Middle School (6th-8th), Scott Middle School(6th-8th), South Brandywine Middle School (6th-8th), Caln Elementary School (K-5th), East Fallowfield Elementary School (K-5th), Friendship Elementary School (K-5th), King’s Highway Elementary School (K-5th), Rainbow Elementary School (K-5th) and Reeceville Elementary School (K-5th).

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3. About Coatesville – Coatesville is a city in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The population was 13,100 at the 2010 census. Coatesville is approximately 39 miles west of Philadelphia.

Coatesville is home to the former Lukens Steel Corporation, which was bought by the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation which was bought by the former the Ohio-based International Steel Group (ISG) in 2002 which was bought by Mittal Steel and then merged with Arcelor Steel to form the current ArcelorMittal Steel Company.

In 1911, the lynching in Coatesville of Zachariah Walker, a black man who killed a white mill policeman, prompted the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to investigate and called for an end to lynching nationwide. Walker was dragged from a hospital, still chained to his bed, and burned to death in front of thousands of witnesses in a field south of the city. A memorial service one year later was attended by two people, according to a contemporary Harper’s Weekly.

Coatesville recently began an ambitious redevelopment project which includes tearing down abandoned and dangerous public housing, building new single family and townhouse developments, a regional recreation center, and most recently, mixed use projects that would include retail, office, and condominium housing, as well as the renovation of the local Amtrak station which has fallen into disrepair. A new Marriott hotel built along Route 82 on the outskirts of Coatesville opened May 2012.

4. About Chester County – Chester County, Philadelphia, and Bucks were the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682. At that time, Chester County’s borders were Philadelphia County to the north, the Susquehanna River to the west, the Delaware River to the east, and Delaware and Maryland to the south.

The fourth county in the state, Lancaster County, was formed from Chester County on May 10, 1729. On March 11, 1752 Berks County was formed from the northern section of Chester County, as well as parts of Lancaster and Philadelphia Counties.

The original Chester County seat was the naval shipbuilding city of Chester. However, it became part of Delaware County when it was formed from the eastern portion of the Chester County on September 26, 1789. This took the county seat out of Chester County, so West Chester became the new county seat that year, and has remained so to the present. The former Valley Forge Army Hospital, constructed during World War II, was one of the largest military hospitals in the United States.