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Background on Covington
In Louisiana each city is broken up into parishes rather than counties. Instead of county seats, the counties are referred to as parish seats. Covington is a city that is located in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The population in Covington as of 2016 was around 10,500. This area in Louisiana is located at a fork of both the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Covington is a total of 8.2 square miles. How Covington got its name is an interesting story. Back in 1813 a man by the name of John Wharton Collins established a town that he named Wharton. So initially Covington was named Wharton but as time went on many people believed the town was remained after a war hero by the name of General Leonard Covington. General Covington was considered a hero for his service in the War of 1812. After establishing his home in the Mississippi Territory the following year he was killed during the Battle of Crysler’s Farm. There have been several other places that have been named after General Covington. Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia all have a city named after this general.
Prominent Housing Style in Covington
If you were to scroll through a few pages on this site to see what kind of houses you will be able to purchase here in Covington you will come across a lot of brick style homes. This is the classic look for homes in this area. You will find a mixture of Traditional, Ranch and Acadian style homes here. Most homes in Covington are single family.
Prominent Figures from Covington
There are a few prominent figures that hail from Covington.
-Henry Louis Stram who was better known as Hank Stram was an American football coach for both the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs.
-Theo Von is a comedian and actor that has been featured on shows like “Chelsea Lately,” MTV’s “Road Rules,” and the TBS hidden camera show “Deal With It.”
-Ian Somerhalder is a model and actor best known for his role on the CW’s “ The Vampire Diaries.” He is also a philanthropist and a supporter of the St. Tammany Humane Society which is an organization that provides shelter for homeless animals. He frequently donates to this organization.
Climate in Covington
The climate in Covington can run a bit hot during the summers whereas the winters tend to be short and somewhat cold. You will find the temperature here can go from the low 30’s during the winter all the way up to almost 100 degrees during the summer months.
Points of Interest in Covington
If you’ve ever wanted to see a ten foot tall statue of former president Ronald Reagan, have no fear because one can be found here in Covington. This statue is the worlds largest statue of the former U.S president. There is also Tammany Trace which is a 31 mile paved trail path that was designed for people who like to hike and bike. This trail also connects Covington with four other areas of Louisiana. On this trail you can access Lacombe, Slidell, Mandeville and Abita Springs. There is also an equestrian trail located on this sprawling 31 mile trail. Tammany Trace runs alone the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. During Hurricane Katrina this trail was badly damaged and took nearly two years to fix. It reopened in the beginning of 2007.
Ready for it’s closeup
There have been several films shot here in Covington over the years. “Dead Man Walking” staring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn was filmed here back in 1995. “I Love You Phillip Morris” staring Jim Carrey and Ewen McGregor was shot here back in 2009. “The Lucky One” staring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling was filmed here in 2011 and “Beautiful Creatures” staring Emmy Rossum and Viola Davis was shot here back in 2012. There have been several other major films shot here over time as well.
Covington is a historic area in Louisiana with movie star good looks and that small town charm. The homes here in Covington are beautiful and built to last due to the brick foundation found on a large selection of the homes up for sale here. If you move to Covington you might just spot a movie star or two.