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

Columbia Street Landing

Birthplace of Covington

 
 
Columbia Street Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
1. Columbia Street Landing Marker
Inscription.  An active harbor where schooners and steamers once docked. Established in the early 1800's, providing a vital link to other river cities transporting cotton, lumber, bricks, whiskey and mail.
Oyster luggers brought fresh oysters regularly through the late 1930's.
Many early settlers of the community arrived at this destination.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Tammany Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 28.445′ N, 90° 5.639′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker can be reached from North Columbia Street south of East Rutland Street, on the right. Located in the Columbia Street Landing park at the foot of Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Columbia Street, 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. Columbia Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (about 600 feet away); The Southern Hotel
Columbia Street Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
2. Columbia Street Landing Marker
(about 700 feet away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (about 700 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reconstruction Period (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016.
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