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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Covington in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


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October 14, 2016
1. Covington Marker
Inscription.  John Wharton Collins donated land and founded Town of Wharton in March, 1813, named for his grandfather, John Wharton. Legislature changed name on March 11, 1816, to Covington, honoring Gen. Leonard Covington, 1812 War hero.
Erected 1957 by The Louisiana Department of Commerce an Industry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
Location. 30° 28.748′ N, 90° 5.721′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Columbia Street (State Highway 437) and East Kirkland Street, on the left when traveling north on North Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 N Columbia St, 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. Doodlebug (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bicentennial Covington #1 (about 600 feet away); Ronald Wilson Reagan (about 700 feet away); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (about
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700 feet away); Reconstruction Period (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Additional commentary.
The John Collins marker in Covington Louisiana has his grandfather's name wrong. GF was not named John Wharton. It was Thomas Wharton Collins.
    — Submitted April 12, 2019, by James N. Bell of Lufkin, Texas, Texas.
Covington Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
2. Covington Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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