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Coatesville(kōts`vĭl), city (1990 pop. 11,038), Chester co., SE Pa., on Brandywine Creek, in a farm area; settled c.1717, inc. as a city 1916. It has been a steel center since 1810. Joseph HergesheimerHergesheimer, Joseph
, 1880–1954, American novelist, b. Philadelphia. He first achieved literary distinction with the publication of The Three Black Pennys (1917).
..... Click the link for more information. wrote about this region in The Three Black Pennys. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum and the Lukens National Historic District are in Coatesville. The Revolutionary battle of BrandywineBrandywine, battle of,
in the American Revolution, fought Sept. 11, 1777, along Brandywine Creek. The creek, formed by two small branches in SE Pennsylvania, flows southeast to join, near Wilmington, Del., the Christina River, which empties into the Delaware.
..... Click the link for more information. (Sept. 11, 1777) was fought to the south of the city; the area is now a state park.
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