“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Terrace Park in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Covalt Station

Covalt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dr. Carlton Monroe, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, July 12, 2012
1. Covalt Station Marker
Inscription. Consisting of blockhouse and palisade Was built near this site by Captain Abram Covalt 1789 In honor of Blanche Bacon Meyers Organizing Regent
Erected 1938 by Saint Clair Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists.
Location. 39° 9.997′ N, 84° 18.156′ W. Marker is in Terrace Park, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Miami Avenue and Terrace Place. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of St. Thomas Episcopal Church near the front entrance. It was well-mounted at some point on a small boulder though it doesn't appear to have been the original mounting (at least from looking at the picture). Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park OH 45174, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milford Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 6.4 miles away); Clermont County Bicentennial Marker Stonelick Covered Bridge (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pleasant Ridge - World War One Marker
Covalt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
2. Covalt Station Marker
close up of marker
(approx. 7 miles away); Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Church / The Founder (approx. 7.9 miles away); Evanston - World War One Honor Roll (approx. 9 miles away).
More about this marker. I haven't been able to see the marker in person but a person who works at the church was kind enough to take two photo and send them to me.

The site (no marker or anything I don't believe)of another nearby pioneer station is about 10 blocks south of the church at the end of Miami Ave. That would be Round Bottom Station. Another station with a marker would be the one for Garard's Station which was built soon after Covalt's. That station's site is about the end of Elston Rd, next to Lunken Airport.
Regarding Covalt Station. Abram or Abraham Covalt appears to have been born in Egg Harbor, N.J. in 1743. After his marriage they moved to Bedford County where he served a good portion of the Revolutionary War as a Captain in the local militia. During the latter part of the war the family moved to the Tenmile area in western Pennsylvania where it is likely he stayed until the end of 1789. About this time he bought the land in Ohio where he was to build his Station/Stockade.
Covalt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
3. Covalt Station Marker
full view of marker
On the first day of the new year, his family (including 7 sons and 3 daughters) plus 7 other families (45 total) left on two flatboats for the journey to their new home. They landed at the mouth of the Little Miami about the 16th of January, near Columbia (close to Lunken Airport), the first settlement (November, 1788) and built temporary shelter while construction went on at the Station. 17 dwellings were built as well as four blockhouses which were all surrounded by a protective palisade. From Richard Scamyhorn's "Stockades in the Wilderness" (p. 53), he states that "It was not only one of the largest Hamilton County but possibly the first one in the interior of the Miami Purchase."
Additional keywords. Abraham, Columbia, Garard's Station, Hamilton County, Northwest Territory, Miami Purchase, John Cleves Symmes
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
Covalt Station Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
4. Covalt Station Marker Site
marker is in a flower bed in front of the Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
5. St. Thomas Episcopal Church
sign to left of Covalt Station marker
Church Bulletin Board/ Marquee image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
6. Church Bulletin Board/ Marquee
in front of the Church
Street Sign image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
7. Street Sign
opposite corner from Covalt Station marker
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