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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Covington, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Alleghany County, Virginia 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 Alleghany County, VA (19) Bath County, VA (31) Botetourt County, VA (40) Covington Ind. City, VA (5) Craig County, VA (6) Rockbridge County, VA (46) Greenbrier County, WV (70) Monroe County, WV (38)  AlleghanyCounty(19) Alleghany County (19)  BathCounty(31) Bath County (31)  BotetourtCounty(40) Botetourt County (40)  (5) Covington (5)  CraigCounty(6) Craig County (6)  RockbridgeCounty(46) Rockbridge County (46)  GreenbrierCountyWest Virginia(70) Greenbrier County (70)  MonroeCounty(38) Monroe County (38)
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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1Virginia (Alleghany County), Covington — Averell’s Salem RaidNarrow Escape at Island Ford Bridge
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
2Virginia (Alleghany County), Covington — Humpback Bridge
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
3Virginia (Alleghany County), Covington — Z-286 — West Virginia / Alleghany County, Virginia
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
4Virginia, Covington — Alleghany County Confederate Soldiers Monument
(front) To the Confederate Soldiers of Alleghany County. (side) "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
5Virginia, Covington — Alleghany's Heroic DeadWorld War II 1941-1945
They died that we might live ...Map (db m108018) WM
6Virginia, Covington — Alleghany's Heroic DeadKorean War • Vietnam Conflict
Who served in the Korean War 1950-1955 Vietnam Conflict 1964-1975 The Medal of Honor awarded to Michael Fleming Folland Gary Lee Miller Korean War June 27, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 ... Vietnam . . . Map (db m108019) WM
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7Virginia, Covington — Alleghany's Heroic Dead.World War 1917-18.
They died, that we might live. Marion Landes 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
8Virginia, Covington — D-27 — Fort Young
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
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022