Introduction to Covington, States
Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton county, is 36 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Memphis metropolitan area with. Covington’s population is approximately 8,463.
Covington is the county seat of Tipton County. The Paducah and Memphis railroad first entered the area in 1873. In 1882, a telegraph line was opened between Covington and Memphis. The city was connected to electricity in the year 1894. It is believed that the city was named in honor of General Leonard Wales Covington, an American officer during the war of 1812.
Covington and nearby Attractions
- Tipton County Museum
- Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
- Alex Haley House Museum
- Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village
- Fort Pillow State Park
- Rose Garden
Things To Do In Covington
The Cobb Memorial Park, Shelton Park, Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and Fort Pillow State Park that offer a host of facilities for recreation. One can also visit the Tipton County Museum, the Alex Haley House Museumn or the Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village from Covington. The city celebrates the Heritage Day Festival every September.
Memphis International is the nearest major airport.
Covington Higher Education
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington is the local institution offering courses in higher studies. Other nearby institutions include the University of Memphis, Union University and Jackson State Community College.