Introduction to Covington, Georgia
Covington, Georgia, in Newton county, is 32 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with. Covington contains a population of approximately 11,547.
The area now known as Covington was originally a part of the Creek Indian Nation. On December 1, 1822, the area was incorporated as Covington. The city was named after General Leonard Covington. The first railroad entered the city in 1845.
Covington and nearby Attractions
- Georgia International Horse Park
- Black Shoals Park & Lake
- Yellow River Game Ranch
- Panola Mountain State Park
- Gwinnett History Museum
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Covington
While in Covington, you can spend your leisure hours at the Newton County Library. You can also visit the Floyd Street Historic District, Springs Park, Baker Field Park and Newton County Fairgrounds. The city also has several churches for many different Christian Denominations. The Covington Corners Shopping Center, Newton Plaza Shopping Center, Martins Crossing Shopping Center, Covington Plaza Shopping Center and Covington Crossings Shopping Center offer great shopping experiences.
Flights are available from Atlanta International Airport.
Covington Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Georgia Perimeter College, Emory University, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia State University.