H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum
Bicentennial Covington - Historical Point of View
Founded July 4, 1876, H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum is the oldest hardware and general store in the parish, housing unique artifacts pertaining to the history of Covington. Of note are the dugout cypress canoe and lead coffin. It is a regular stop for school field trips.
Cotton was brought in from north of town and Mississippi plantations to be shipped to New Orleans. As many as 40,000-50,000
bales went through Covington in a year. The wagons pulled by teams of oxen regularly lined Columbia Street from the cemetery to the landing.
Erected 2013 by City of Covington, Louisiana.
Location. 30° 28.578′ N, 90° 5.673′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is on North Columbia Street north of East Boston Street (Business U.S. 190), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 N Columbia St, Covington LA 70433, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Covington Bank and Trust Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reconstruction Period
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018.