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Welcome to Cove ...

The town of Cove is located in Polk County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cove, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cove has a population of 375 people<2> (see below for details).

Cove is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cove lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cove lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Cove: 71937<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cove had an population of 375 people. This is a decrease of 1.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cove had a population of 382 people. This makes Cove the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Cove represents 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 315th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 382 people, the population of Cove has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 383 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cove.

Communities Also Named Cove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Cove - they are located in Arizona, Florida (3), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cove.

Communities near Cove ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cove.

  • Mena
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Wickes
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickes
    • Wickes is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickes <5>
  • Grannis
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannis
    • Grannis is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
  • Gillham
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillham
    • Gillham is located in Sevier County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
  • Smithville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Vandervoort
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandervoort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandervoort
    • Vandervoort is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
  • Hatton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton is located in Polk County
  • Bog Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bog Springs
    • Bog Springs is located in Polk County
  • Watson
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Potter Junction
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Junction
    • Potter Junction is located in Polk County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cove.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cove. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cove.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cove. See our Newspapers Page for Cove.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cove ...

Looking for more information about Cove? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cove.

Adding Cove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cove in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cove was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Cove post office opened in 1850.

We also found Cove in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cove.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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