Introduction to Covington, Washington
Covington, Washington, in King county, is 6 miles E of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 20 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. Covington contains a population of approximately 13,783.
This area was originally known as Jenkins Prairie. Covington was the name of a surveyor commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad to develop a railway line connecting Auburn and Kanaskat. One of the stops on this route was named after the surveyor. The area that developed around this stop was called Covington. It was incorporated as a city in August 1997.
Covington and nearby Attractions
- Druids Glen Golf Club
- Covington Aquatic Center
- Meridian Valley Country Club
- Lake Meridian Park
- Camp Mc Cullough
Things To Do In Covington
Covington has amenities for many types of recreational activities. Lake Meridian provides fishing, swimming, boating, picnics, and other recreational activities. Lake Meridian Park has facilities for jogging and several types of sports. There are a number of golf courses nearby. One can visit Auburn or Tacoma for their museums and other unique attractions.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Covington Higher Education
Green River Community College, Renton Technical College, and Bellevue Community College are some of the institutions where one can pursue higher studies.