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Welcome to Covington ...

The city of Covington is located in Tipton County<1> and is the County Seat for Tipton County.

When the people of Covington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Covingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Covington has a population of 8,834 people<3> (see below for details).

Covington is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Covington: (731)

The ZIP code for Covington: 38019<5>

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website: www.covingtontn.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 8,834 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 9,038 people (which is 14.8% of the total population of Tipton County). This makes Covington the county's most populous community.

The population of Covington represents 0.14% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,038 people, the population of Covington increased 6.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,463 people).

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

Communities Also Named Covington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Covington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

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

Communities near Covington ...

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

  • Clopton [Tipton County]
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    • Clopton [Tipton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2014: 9,889 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clopton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clopton
  • Atoka [Tipton County]
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    • Atoka [Tipton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,517 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atoka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atoka<8>
  • Ripley [Lauderdale County]
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    • Ripley [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,753 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<8>
  • Munford [Tipton County]
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    • Munford [Tipton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Covington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,109 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brighton [Tipton County]
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      • Brighton [Tipton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<8>
    • Daniels Point Landing [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Point Landing
      • Daniels Point Landing [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Point Landing
    • Mason [Tipton County]
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      • Mason [Tipton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<8>
    • Gainesville [Tipton County]
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      • Gainesville [Tipton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2014: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Henning [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henning
      • Henning [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Covington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henning<8>
    • Walnut Grove [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Tipton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Covington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Covington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Covington. 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 Covington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Covington. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Covington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Covington ...

Looking for more information about Covington? 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 Covington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Covington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Tipton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington: www.covingtontn.com/

The official website for Tipton County: www.tiptonco.com

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Tipton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Covington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Covington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Covington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Covington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Covington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Covington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Covington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Covington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5650, Longitude: -89.6488    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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