Rogersville in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake
This site, one mile east of Elgin, has been referred to as “The Indian Mound.” There were white landowners here as early as 1833. Prior to 1936, there was a thriving community, Covington, located between here and the northern bank. At its eastern boundary was a creek, referred to as Second Creek as early as 1817. It entered Lauderdale Co., AL, from Lawrence Co., TN, north of here, flowed through a creek bottom in this area which was used for farming and converged with the Tennessee River. An early road ran through Covington from the eastern bank, approximately .5 miles north of the current bridge, diagonally southwest to within 50 feet of the modern-day Highway 72. A one-lane metal bridge, with a plank floor, was installed over the creek. By February 1875, Covington had a post office. It moved to Rogersville in February 1897. The community also had a school. In 1839, the Goodsprings Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized by Felix Johnson at the Goodsprings Campground. In April 1861, the congregation divided and a church was organized at Center Star. In 1885, the Goodsprings congregation built a church in Covington, west of Second Creek, on the tree-covered knoll across the lake northeast of here. There was a cemetery near the church.
Evacuation of Covington
Location. 34° 50.622′ N, 87° 22.352′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 72) 0.4 miles east of County Route 113, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville AL 35652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elgin/Elgin Crossroads (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel White (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Samuel Burney: 1763-1849 Revolutionary War Veteran / Burneys Creek/First Creek Wheeler Lake (approx. 3.1 miles away); Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 3.2 miles away); General Joseph Wheeler (approx. 3.3 miles away); The TVA System of Multi-purpose Dams (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jesse James Gang Canal Payroll Robbery/Trial of Frank James (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
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