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Welcome to Covington ...

The location of Covington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 5,622 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Covington.

The city of Covington is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Covington: (504)

Websites for Covington ...

Official Website: www.covington.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Covington had an population of 5,622 people. This is a decrease of 5.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Covington had a population of 5,961 people.

The population of Covington represents 0.07% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,961 people, the population of Covington decreased 5.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,303 people).

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

Communities Also Named Covington ...

While we believe that this Covington is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Covington. Those communities are located in the following : Alleghany and Goochland County.

Beyond Virginia, 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, Tennessee, Texas 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.

  • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Covington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<6>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
  • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Covington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Covington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Covington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wilton
      • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Covington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Wilton
    • Haden [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haden
      • Haden [Botetourt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Covington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Covington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover

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 ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Covington: www.covington.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Covington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 CovingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7935, Longitude: -79.9939       In this case, the coordinates for Covington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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