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Covington in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Public “Ox Lot” Parking

You're in Ox Lot 16

 
 
Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
1. Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker
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 Covington Historic District.
 
Location. 30° 28.636′ N, 90° 5.726′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is on Plaza Drive 0.1 miles east of North New Hampshire Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Covington Bank and Trust Building (about 600 feet away); The Southern Hotel (about 700 feet away); Covington
Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
2. Public "Ox Lot" Parking Marker
(about 700 feet away); Columbia Street Landing (approx. mile away); Walker Percy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Peter Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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