Historical Markers and War Memorials in Covington, Virginia
Covington is the county seat for Alleghany County
Covington is in Alleghany County
Alleghany County(19) ► ADJACENT TO ALLEGHANY COUNTY Bath County(31) ► Botetourt County(40) ► Covington(5) ► Craig County(6) ► Rockbridge County(46) ► Greenbrier County, West Virginia(70) ► Monroe County, West Virginia(38) ►
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In December 1863, Union Gen. William W. Averell’s 2,500 cavalrymen raided Salem, Virginia, to disrupt the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad supply line to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, who was besieging Knoxville, Tennessee. After the raid, . . . — — Map (db m107979) HM
Humpback Bridge constructed of hand hewn timbers in 1835 for the James River Kanawha Turnpike Corporation remained in public use until 1929.
In 1953, through the efforts of the Covington Business and Professional Women's Club, the Chamber of . . . — — Map (db m46388) HM
West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in . . . — — Map (db m46376) HM
To the Confederate Soldiers of Alleghany County.
"They fought for liberty, home and those they loved, their names are borne on honor's shield and their record is with God."
Erected in loving tribute by the . . . — — Map (db m108016) WM
Who served in the
Korean War 1950-1955
Vietnam Conflict 1964-1975
The Medal of Honor
Michael Fleming Folland
Gary Lee Miller
June 27, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955
Vietnam . . . — — Map (db m108019) WM
They died, that we might live.
Bedford Carlisle Lam
Roy Hedrick Bush
Wilbur McKinley Rose
Almer Roy Dew
Earl Howard Tyree
Mordiant Burnette Kelly
Roy Alexander Byers
James M. Nicely
Charles Ashby Coleman
Alvey . . . — — Map (db m108017) WM
Constructed nearby about 1756 as a wooden palisaded fort, Fort Young, originally known as Dickinson’s Fort, stood near the Jackson River. It was one in a series of forts authorized by the Virginia General Assembly to be built on the frontier to . . . — — Map (db m84052) HM