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Coplay is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, six miles (10 km) northwest of Allentown. It is part of the Lehigh Valley region of the state. In 1900, 1,581 people lived in Coplay; in 1910, 2,670 people lived there. The population was 3,387 at the 2000 census. Coplay is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.GeographyCoplay is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6sqmi, of which, 0.6sqmi of it is land and 0.04sqmi of it is water. The Borough of Coplay is situated along the Lehigh River, about 5mi north of Allentown.HistoryCoplay was part of the 400acre of land John Jacob Schreiber bought from the William Penn heirs in 1740. For a long time it was known as Schreibers. Later it was known as the Lehigh Valley, because of the Lehigh Valley Iron Furnaces that were located here. Lehigh Valley was then changed to Coplay. This name came from "Kolapechka". The son of the Indian chief, Paxanosa, who lived at the head of the creek near Schnecksville. The Borough of Coplay seceded from Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7, 1869.Coplay is in Pennsylvania (PA). Add Coplay and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary planner.
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