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Covington Mansion

 
 
Covington Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Covington Mansion Marker
Inscription. In 1857, Robert D. Covington, directed by Brigham Young, led twenty-eight families to Washington, Utah, to establish the "Cotton Mission." In 1859, a large structure was built that would serve as a meeting house for the Saints, a way station for the early missionaries to the Indians, and the home of the first bishop in Dixie, Robert Covington. The spacious upper floor, entered by an outside stairway, became a community social center with parties, dances and plays held there until 1877. Built of native Navajo sandstone, it is the oldest remaining building in Utah's Dixie.
 
Erected 1985 by Foster Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 430.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 8.045′ N, 113° 30.401′ W. Marker is in Washington, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East 200 North and North 200 East, on the right when traveling west on East 200 North. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the entrance door. Marker is in this post office area: Washington UT 84780, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert D. Covington House
Covington Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Covington Mansion
Marker is visible just inside the fence in the center of the photo.
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Robert D. Covington House (a few steps from this marker); Adair Spring (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Granary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Utah’s Dixie Birthplace, Washington City (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Utah’s Dixie” Washington City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prominent Pioneer Men and Women Who Helped Settle Washington City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas W. Smith's Corn Cracker & Grist Millstone (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Covington Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. Covington Mansion
Covington Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
4. Covington Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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