“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Covington in Saint 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. Click to hear the 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.
Location. 30° 28.582′ N, 90° 5.565′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint 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.
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 line); The Covington Bank and Trust Building
Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker image. Click for full size.
March 30, 2018
2. Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker
(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.
Categories. 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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018.
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