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Welcome to Covesville ...

Covesville is located in Albemarle County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Covesville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1828.

Covesville is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Covesville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Covesville: 22931<3>

Communities near Covesville ...

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

  • Charlottesville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Waynesboro
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Scottsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville is located in Albemarle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville <4>
  • Alberene
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberene
    • Alberene is located in Albemarle County
  • Faber
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • North Garden
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Rockfish
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
    • Rockfish is located in Nelson County
  • Adial
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adial
    • Adial is located in Nelson County
  • Batesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Greenfield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield is located in Nelson 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 Covesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Covesville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Covesville ...

Looking for more information about Covesville? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Covesville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Covesville.

Adding Covesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Covesville 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 Covesville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Covesville post office opened in 1828.

We also found Covesville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Covesville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Covesville. 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 Virginia's counties, including Albemarle, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Covesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Covesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Covesville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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