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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Covington, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Tipton County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tipton County, TN (31) Fayette County, TN (18) Haywood County, TN (46) Lauderdale County, TN (16) Shelby County, TN (460) Crittenden County, AR (13) Mississippi County, AR (42)  TiptonCounty(31) Tipton County (31)  FayetteCounty(18) Fayette County (18)  HaywoodCounty(46) Haywood County (46)  LauderdaleCounty(16) Lauderdale County (16)  ShelbyCounty(460) Shelby County (460)  CrittendenCountyArkansas(13) Crittenden County (13)  MississippiCounty(42) Mississippi County (42)
Covington is the county seat for Tipton County
Covington is in Tipton County
      Tipton County (31)  
ADJACENT TO TIPTON COUNTY
      Fayette County (18)  
      Haywood County (46)  
      Lauderdale County (16)  
      Shelby County (460)  
      Crittenden County, Arkansas (13)  
      Mississippi County, Arkansas (42)  
 
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1Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Augustus Hill Garland(1832 - 1899)
The son of Rufus King and Barbara Hill Garland, this statesman was born in Tipton County on June 11, 1832. As a child, he moved to Arkansas with his parents where he would later serve as an Attorney; Confederate Congressman and Senator . . . Map (db m63178) HM
2Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 78 — Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
West Point graduate, Seminole and Mexican Indian Wars soldier, instructor of infantry tactics at West Point, Major General in the Confederate Army, and chief of the Railroad Division of the General Land Office under President Grover Cleveland. . . . Map (db m63177) HM
3Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Canaan Missionary Baptist Church HistoryOrganized in 1868
Canaan Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1868, two miles northwest of Covington on Leighs Chapel Road under a bush arbor. In 1875, the 1st small frame building was erected on what is now known as North Main Street. In 1885, a . . . Map (db m200715) HM
4Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 87 — Charles B. Simonton
A lifelong resident of Tipton County, Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911) was educated at Erskine College and, while serving as Captain, 9th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Ky. He was an educator, lawyer, state . . . Map (db m74696) HM
5Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 57 — Frances Boyd Calhoun
The author of “Miss Minerva and William Green Hill,” is buried ˝ mi. southwest of here in Munford Cemetery. Born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Dec. 23, 1867, she moved to Covington in 1880. She married George Barret Calhoun in 1903. Her . . . Map (db m200729) HM
6Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — General Jacob Tipton
Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C., d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in . . . Map (db m74663) WM
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7Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Hotel Lindo
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200722) HM
8Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Isaac Hayes — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Isaac Hayes' symphonic soul records, together with his dramatic stage presence, exerted a profound influence upon soul, funk, disco and rap music. Early in his career he worked in commercial rhythm 'n' blues as a songwriter, session musician and . . . Map (db m200720) HM
9Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 121 — Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V.
In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, . . . Map (db m74655) HM
10Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford ForrestSeptember 22, 1876, Covington, Tennessee
Soldiers of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, ladies and gentlemen: I name the soldiers first because I love them the best. I am extremely pleased to meet with you here today. I love the gallant men and women with whom I was so intimately . . . Map (db m74659) HM
11Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 25 — Mt. Carmel Church2.6 mi. →
Founded in 1834, by James Holmes, a former missionary to the Chickasaw Indians, with the assistance of settlers from Bethany, Iredell County, N.C., the first church was built here in 1836, the congregation having previously met in a stable. Besides . . . Map (db m200739) HM
12Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church
est. 1834 – built 1854 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200733) HM
13Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200737) HM
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14Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — The Site of Byars-Hall High School
In 1910 Covington erected a building on this site for use as a high school. It opened in 1911, and was named Byars-Hall High School to memorialize prominent former educators, Judge Byars, and Captain James I. Hall. Byars was headmaster of the male . . . Map (db m74661) HM
15Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 115 — Thomas GoodeRevolutionary Soldier — 1760-1846 —
Thomas Goode was born on February 13 1760 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. A descendant of John Goode, a colonist who settled in Virginia in 1660. Thomas served in the Continental Army (1776-1778) with Gen. George Washington and participated in the . . . Map (db m74664) HM WM
16Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 1894 — Tipton County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m74739) WM
17Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Tipton County in the Civil WarBehind the Lines
"The end of an evil year in the history of America—what another year will bring forth remained to be seen—perhaps and most likely the bloodiest war ever known in America, God forbid!" — Tipton County Court Clerk John T. . . . Map (db m74738) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022