Covington in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michael Ingle, the first permanent white settler in Newberry Township, arrived in Miami County in 1804. A tanner from Virginia, Ingle cleared and cultivated eight hundred acres of land, where he grew wheat and other essential produce. He erected a double log cabin in what is now the town of Covington. Ingle was a Revolutionary War veteran and is buried on the land he cleared and farmed, which is known as the Old Township Section.
Erected 2007 by Miami County Milestones Committee, Troy Foundation, Miami County Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-55.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 7.71′ N, 84° 21.294′ W. Marker is in Covington, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (Ohio Route 48) and Ingle Road, on the right when traveling north on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is immediately north of the arched entrance to Highland Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Covington OH 45318, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Covington Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Covington American Legion Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covington Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Covington WWI Memorial (approx. half a mile away); USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway (approx. 1½ miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad "BF" Tower (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bradford Fire of 1920 (approx. 4 miles away); Bradford (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Also see . . .
1. Newberry Twp 1880 History. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Covington. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.