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

Columbia Street Landing

Birthplace of Covington

 
 
Columbia Street Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
1. Columbia Street Landing Marker
Inscription. An active harbor where schooners and steamers once docked. Established in the early 1800's, providing a vital link to other river cities transporting cotton, lumber, bricks, whiskey and mail.
Oyster luggers brought fresh oysters regularly through the late 1930's.
Many early settlers of the community arrived at this destination.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Tammany Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 28.445′ N, 90° 5.639′ W. Marker is in Covington, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker can be reached from North Columbia Street south of East Rutland Street, on the right. Touch for map. Located in the Columbia Street Landing park at the foot of Columbia Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Columbia Street, Covington LA 70433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Covington Bank and Trust Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Hotel (about 700 feet away); Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks (about 700 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Public "Ox Lot" Parking (approx.
Columbia Street Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
2. Columbia Street Landing Marker
mile away); Walker Percy (approx. mile away); Covington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Peter Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016.
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