“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Covington, Tennessee Historical Markers

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By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
Augustus Hill Garland Marker
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford Forrest September 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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 4E 115 — Thomas Goode Revolutionary 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
Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — 1894 — Tipton County Confederate Monument
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Tennessee (Tipton County), Covington — Tipton County in the Civil War Behind 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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