Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bicentennial Covington #2
Historical Point of View
Three rivers and several Indian trails converged in the area where Covington was founded. These major trade routes are what placed Covington at the center of commerce. They became the lifeline of trade and transport between points north of Lake Ponchartrain and the markets in New Orleans and beyond. When the bridges periodically washed out from logs floating down the river, the community would rally to restore these vital links.
Erected by City of Covington, Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 28.64′ N, 90° 5.344′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker can be reached from Tammany Trace Bike Trail 0.3 miles from East Gibson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington LA 70433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Percy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. ¼ mile away); H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum The Covington Bank and Trust Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbia Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbia Street Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the foot bridge of the Tammany Trace Bike trail. NO MOTOR VEHICLES ALLOWED. Bridge is approximately a half mile from the Trailhead, or about a quarter mile from East Gibson Street. Foot and Bicycle trail only.
Also see . . . Tammany Trace website. (Submitted on March 29, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2018.