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Welcome to Covington ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Covington, you might consider that their post office opened in 1846.
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 8,872 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
Covington is within the boundaries of the (731) area code.
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 8,872 people. This is a decrease of 1.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.83% 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 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.
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.
Adding Covington to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Covington 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 Covington was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Covington in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Covington.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023