Coplay Borough - Celebrating 150 Years
98 South 4th Street / Coplay, Pa 18037 / 610-262-6088
Coplay Borough
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Borough Office will be closed on Wednesday February 27th.

Coming Soon.. Coplay Borough 150th Year Anniversary gear, Tshirts, V-neck, Hoodies and More..

Coplay Public Library - Accepting applications for Part-Time Library Assistant. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel necessary; computer troubleshooting skills will be a plus. Approx. 12 hours/week including nights and one Saturday per month. Child Abuse, PA State Police Criminal History, FBI Fingerprinting clearances required. Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter to: Sharon Dougherty, Library Director, Coplay Public Library, 49 S. 5th Street, Coplay, PA 18037 no later than Friday, March 1. No phone calls or walk-ins.


We are now accepting appplications for the following Seasonal Positions:
Pavillion Cleaner & Pool Manager; deadline to apply Friday March, 30, 2019
Lifeguards; are now being accepted until March 30, 2019 Stop by the Borough office to pick up an application.


We are pleased to offer these FREE community meals on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-7 pm all year round. Our next community meal will be Sunday March 3 at at Shephard of the Hills Lutheran Church 4331 Main St. Whitehall 610.262.1600 and Free Meal on Tuesday, March, 19 at St. Elizabeth CC618 Fullerton Ave Whitehall, 610.266.0695 For more information, contact Janice Stavrou 610-767-7014 or rmblwood@ptd.net; Judy Ehret at judyae@ptd.net; or Shel Ehret at strumpet@ptd.net.
For more information:
Shari Noctor
Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative
Direct - 610-266-5241
Janice Stavrou 610-767-7014/rmblwood@ptd.net
Judy Ehret at judyae@ptd.net
Shel Ehret at strumpet@ptd.net


Field of Dreams Fundraiser All proceeds will to go defer the cost of the trip for these lucky young men.
Raymond the Amish Comic Saturday March 30th 2019.
One adult show only 8-9:30pm Beer and soda included from 7pm-9:30pm.
$20.00 per person. Must Purchase Tickets in advance!
Fundraiser will be held at the Coplay Saengerbund 205 S.5th Street Coplay, Pa 18037
Ticket Contacts: ez1013@msn.com, smuth@pt.net, kfritz110@aol.com

Introducing: "MedRx Return-Drug Collection Unit", located in the Coplay Municipal Building Lobby right next to the Police Station door. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 4:00 PM. Materials Accepted include: Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and samples, vitamins, prescription ointments, prescription patches, and pet medication. Materials NOT Accepted include: syringes, needles, sharps or other sharps objects, medications from businesses and clinics, lotions or liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide, and thermometers.

Available at the Borough Office are long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts, with or without hood. We have numerous sizes in the office. Front display of shirt says "Little Town That Could Coplay, PA" and the back displays "1 Sq. Mile of Gods Little Masterpiece". Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 4:00 PM

Welcome To Coplay Borough

The Borough of Coplay is situated along the Lehigh River, about 5 miles north of Allentown. It is part of the 400 acres 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 was formed out of a part of Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7th, 1869.

Gradually Coplay changed from a farming area into an Industrial Community. The Thomas Iron Company started the change. They brought in workers and built homes for them. When the Iron Company was liquidated, other industries gradually came to Coplay; the Cement Mill, the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory and Knitting Mill.

Coplay became a "melting pot" of many nationalities. The Pennsylvania Dutch and Germans, who were the agricultural element. Due to growth of the Iron Industry, immigrants from Ireland came. Then, in the early nineteen hundreds, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Ukrainian Countries. It was thus that our town had its early beginnings.

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