Population 13,114 (2018)
The first known settlement in the area which would be known as Coatesville was a Native American village built along the West Branch of the Brandywine River. This settlement was a post for fur trading with the earliest American settlers. William Fleming, originally from Scotland, is one of the earliest landowners on record.
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Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Coatesville grew up around the Lukens Steel Company. In 1969 Lukens Steel forged steel beams for the World Trade Center in New York City. Some of these beams, known as "trees", remained standing after the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Ten of the "trees" that remained were transported back to Coatesville on April 15, 2010, and are slated to be a part of the proposed National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum.
Pray for churches to work together in order to see transformation in the city of Coatesville.
Pray for short-term workers for various building projects at the base.
Pray for staff in these specific areas: training, administration and outreach.