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Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Public "Ox Lot" Parking

You're In Ox Lot 18

 
 
Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker image. Click for full size.
March 30, 2018
1. Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker
Inscription.  
Unique to Covington's downtown business district and a credit to our forefathers, our original town grid layout allowed for public squares in the middle of each block for the purpose of trade and commerce. Farmers would bring their oxen-laden carts to town loaded with wares and conduct business in these designated center block locations. Traditionally called "ox lots" and largely responsible for Covington's designation as a national historic district, today's use provides free public off-street parking for downtown visitors and employees.
 
Erected by City of Covington, Louisiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 28.582′ N, 90° 5.565′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker can be reached from East Boston Street (Business U.S. 190) west of Lee Lane, on the right when traveling west. 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. H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker image. Click for full size.
March 30, 2018
2. Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker
line); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (about 600 feet away); Columbia Street (about 700 feet away); Walker Percy (about 700 feet away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Street Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Southern Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018.
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