Introduction to Covington, Louisiana
Covington, Louisiana, in St Tammany county, is 34 miles N of Metairie, Louisiana (center to center) and 36 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the New Orleans metropolitan area. Covington contains a population of approximately 8,483.
The earliest known settlement in Covington was in 1800 by the Europeans. John Wharton Collins had set up a town called Wharton in the year 1813. The city was named Covington after General Leonard Covington, who was a protagonist of the War of 1812. The railroad came to Covington in 1888. Many people working in New Orleans started living in Covington in the late 20th century.
Covington and nearby Attractions
- Fort Pike State Historic Site
- Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
- Audubon Zoo
- Preservation Hall
Things To Do In Covington
Visitors to Covington may visit the Audubon Zoo. One can also enjoy leisure hours at the Bogue Falaya Park, Tyler Square, and Bogue Falaya Park. Covington Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and Christ Episcopal Church are some of the local churches that the tourists can visit.
International flights can be availed from Stennis International Airport.
Covington Higher Education
Delta College, Aveda Institute, and Saint Joseph Seminary College are the local educational institutions in Covington.