“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.  Covalt Station, consisting of blockhouse and palisade, was built near this site by Captain Abram Covalt, 1789.
Erected 1938 by Saint Clair Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists, in honor of Blanche Bacon Meyers, Organizing Regent.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
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. 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). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park OH 45174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milford Bridge (approx. half
Covalt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
2. Covalt Station Marker
close up of marker
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a mile away); Milford (approx. half a mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Clark Corbin (approx. 1.4 miles away); Milford GAR Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Promont (approx. 1˝ miles away); Greenlawn Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Dennison (approx. 1.7 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. 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
Covalt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
3. Covalt Station Marker
full view of marker
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
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
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2012. This page has been viewed 2,196 times since then and 848 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2012, by John Kinsworthy of Flower Mound, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 13, 2021