“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)


Covington Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
1. Covington Marker
Inscription. John Wharton Collins donated land and founded Town of Wharton in March, 1813, named for his grandfather, John Wharton. Legislature changed name on March 11, 1816, to Covington, honoring Gen. Leonard Covington, 1812 War hero.
Erected 1957 by The Louisiana Department of Commerce an Industry.
Location. 30° 28.748′ N, 90° 5.721′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Columbia Street (State Highway 437) and East Kirkland Street, on the left when traveling north on North Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 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. Bicentennial Covington #1 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (about 700 feet away); Reconstruction Period (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (approx.
Covington Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
2. Covington Marker
¼ mile away); a different marker also named Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx. ¼ mile away); The Southern Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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