USS Covington (PF-56)
USS Covington, a Tacoma-class frigate, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Covington, Kentucky. Covington, with a United States Coast Guard crew, served as a weather ship off Newfoundland through early 1946, she was decommissioned in April 1946 and turned over to the U. S. Coast Guard and commissioned the same day as USCGC Covington and remained in service through September, she was returned to the U. S. Navy at that placed in reserve. In April 1947, she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and, in August, sold to the Ecuadorian Navy; as BAE Guayas, she served as the flagship of the Ecuadorian Navy from her acquisition through 1967. She was decommissioned in 1972 and stricken in 1974. Covington was launched on 15 July 1943, by Globe Shipbuilding Co. Superior, under a Maritime Commission contract. J. Phillips. Covington arrived at NS Argentia, Newfoundland, on 25 December 1944, for duty as a weather patrol vessel, she remained on this duty, except for overhauls at Boston and Charleston, South Carolina, until 16 March 1946, when she was decommissioned and loaned to the Coast Guard.
Covington was returned from the Coast Guard on 17 September 1946, sold to Ecuador through the Foreign Liquidation Commission of the State Department on 28 August 1947. Covington was renamed BAE Guayas and served as the flagship of the Ecuadorian Navy until 1967, when she was replaced in that duty by 25 de Julio. Guayas was decommissioned in 1972 and stricken in 1974; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entries can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Covington at NavSource Naval History
Covington is an unincorporated community in Covington Township of Baraga County in the U. S. state of Michigan. It is located along U. S. Route 141 near the junction with M-28, a few miles west of U. S. Route 41. Covington uses the ZIP code 49919. Covington was first settled by French-Canadians around 1885, was named for the postmaster's home town of Covington, Kentucky; the community was a stop along South Shore and Atlantic Railway. As the amount of forest land declined due to logging, farming became more prevalent; when a number of Finnish settlers started arriving in 1898 outnumbering the small French and Swedish population, they planted fields of potatoes and wheat, started pasturing milk cows. Others found work in the booming logging industry, buoyed by an abundant supply of cordwood and pulpwood. A temperance society Onnen Satama, meaning Harbor of Luck, was the first Finnish organization in Covington, was organized on November 28, 1899. One year the Finnish Lutherans established the Covington Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The church underwent a number of repairs and modifications over the ensuing years, but an altar painting offered to the church in 1931 by Professor Elmer A. Forsberg of the Chicago Art Institute resulted in the largest modification to date. Art Institute staff drew up plans to enlarge and remodel the church, which added the sanctuary and sexton's room; the interior was decorated in an Art Deco meets Finland style, with wood paneling, a candelabra, hand carved images of St. John and St. Peter and pulpit all designed by the Art Institute. In 1950 the church was renamed as the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, today is a tourist attraction while still having an active congregation. In the late 1920s, Covington was a planned along the proposed route US-102, one of the original U. S. Highways designated in Michigan; the route was planned to run north from Rapid River along the present day US-41, turn west at Marquette to end at Covington. After much disagreement, the final plan was to start the road near Crystal Falls and end in Covington.
However, the road was decommissioned before it was built, the route was replaced by present-day US Highway 141. Nowadays, Covington is best known for its Finnish Music Festival, held around the Fourth of July every year and features musicians playing Finnish-inspired music on Finnish instruments; the daylong festival features breakfast, church tours, an all-day chicken barbecue. The community is home to the UP Made Artist Market, a project of the non-profit Community Women's Group, open from May to October. Along with crop and dairy farming, the lumber industry is still the largest source of income for residents today. However, increasing costs and decreasing prices have led many farmers to leave for the mining operations in Michigamme and Negaunee. Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church Covington Rest Home - the home and barn were constructed by prosperous sawmill owners during the lumber boom "UP Made" Artist Market
USS Covington (1863)
USS Covington was purchased by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was assigned as a simple gunboat with powerful rifled guns to intercept blockade runners attempting to run the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. Covington did not carry mortars or howitzers, which placed her at a disadvantage when attacked riverside in 1864 by Confederate troops. Losing the battle, she was set on fire. Most of the crew escaped. Covington, a side wheel steamer, was purchased in February 1863 from Samuel Wiggins at Cincinnati, Ohio. Serving in the Tennessee River to convoy Union Army transports and other ships, Covington had frequent encounters with Confederates along the banks. On 18 June, she was transferred to the Mississippi River for similar duty on that river and the White and Red Rivers. Arriving at Memphis, Tennessee, on 20 June 1863, she sailed the following day convoying General Lyon and Little Rebel, she seized the steamer Eureka at Commerce, Missouri, on 2 July for violation of the river blockade and sent her into Cairo, Illinois.
On 6 August she aided Paw Paw, sunk by a snag. Ordered to report to Alexandria, Louisiana, on 27 April 1864, Covington sailed with Signal protecting the Army transport Warner down the Red River. About 25 miles below Alexandria, they were attacked by Confederate infantry in force. After five hours of bitter fighting, the transport was captured and the two escorts were so badly damaged that they had to be abandoned and set afire. After Covington was set on fire by her crew, Lieutenant Lord and 32 of Covington's crew escaped to Alexandria. Signal′s crew, was not so fortunate. After setting their ship on fire, they were captured by Confederate forces and made prisoners-of-war. Confederate States Navy USS Signal This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here. USS Covington
USS Covington (ID-1409)
USS Covington was a transport for the United States Navy during World War I. Prior to the war the ship, built in 1908 in Germany, was SS Cincinnati of the Hamburg America Line; the transport was torpedoed by U-86 on 1 July 1918 and was scuttled the next day with six men killed. Covington, named after the city of Covington, was built in 1908 by F. Schichau, Germany, as Cincinnati.. In March 1916, all except Kronprinzessin Cecilie and Ockenfels were moved from their waterfront piers to an anchorage across the harbor from the Boston Navy Yard. Daily "neutrality duty" by United States Coast Guard harbor tug Winnisimmet kept a watchful eye on the ships. Many crew members of the ships went ashore, were processed through immigration, found employment, while a contingent of musicians from the vessels toured New England playing at department stores and restaurants, drawing the ire of the local musicians' union. After the U. S. declared war on Germany and the other interned ships were seized on 6 April 1917 and handed over to the United States Shipping Board.
The ship was transferred to the Navy 26 July 1917. Between 18 October 1917 and 1 July 1918, Covington made six voyages from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Brest, safely transporting more than 21,000 troops for service with the American Expeditionary Force. On 1 July 1918 she was torpedoed without warning by the German submarine U-86 off Brest; the convoy escorts succeeded in rescuing all but six of her complement of 776. The following sailors were killed in the attack: ANDERSON, ERNEST CHARLES, Fireman, 3rd class BOWDEN, JOSEPH PATRICK, Seaman, 2nd class FORD, AMBROSE CLARK, Fireman, 2nd class, USNRF LYNCH, WILLIAM HENRY, jr, Fireman, 1st class PAYNE, ALFRED S, Seaman, 2nd class, USNRF SILVERNAIL, LLOYD H, Seaman, 2nd class Photo gallery of Covington at NavSource Naval History
Covington is a city and the county seat of Newton County, located 35 miles east of Atlanta. As of 2012, its population was 13,347. Covington was founded by European immigrants to the United States, it was incorporated in 1822 as the seat of the newly organized Newton County. Covington was named for United States Army Brigadier General and United States Congressman Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812; the settlement grew with the advent of the railroad in 1845. Covington incorporated as a city in 1854. In 1864, General Sherman's troops marched through during their March to the Sea. Although they looted the city, destroying numerous buildings, several antebellum homes were spared; the Covington Historic District and the North Covington Historic District within the city are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The maps and materials describing these two districts are available for review through City Hall; the Covington Historic District contains the downtown square. The North Covington Historic District contains North Emory Odum Street as its hub.
Both districts have an ordinance to preserve their character, regulating changes proposed for properties, special permits may be required. The Covington Mill Village is a vital part of local history; the Starrsville Historic District, site of the historic settlement of Starrsville, is in the exurban area around Covington. The Newton County Courthouse, brick store, Salem campground are separately NRHP-listed. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 square miles, of which 13.8 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,547 people, 4,261 households, 2,906 families residing in the city; the population density was 839.2 people per square mile. There were 4,542 housing units at an average density of 330.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 51.55% White, 45.54% Black, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.
There were 4,261 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.19. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,997, the median income for a family was $36,408. Males had a median income of $29,622 versus $23,339 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,554. About 14.8% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
The Newton County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of fourteen elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, an elementary theme school, a charter school. The district has 13,681 students. Grace Christian Academy Montessori School of Covington Providence Classical Christian School Peachtree Academy Covington Academy Point of Grace Christian School Dekalb Technical College - Covington Campus Georgia Perimeter College - Newton County Campus Emory University - Oxford Campus Gaither's Plantation hosts a Fall Festival every year; the Satsuki Garden Club conducts tours of historic houses in Covington every other Christmas. The Vampire Diaries, Mystic Falls Tours Covington has been featured in numerous TV shows and movies since the early 1970s."
Covington is a city in, the parish seat of, St. Tammany Parish, United States; the population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Tchefuncte River. Covington is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area; the earliest known settlement by Europeans in the area was in 1800 by Jacques Drieux, during the British West Florida period. In 1813, John Wharton Collins established a town with the name of Wharton, he is buried on the corner of the city cemetery directly across from the Covington Police Department. There are conflicting stories about. Many historians believe the city was renamed for General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812. Local historian Judge Steve Ellis floats another theory centered on the suggestion by Jesse Jones, a local attorney, that the city be named in honor of the Blue Grass whiskey---made in Covington, Kentucky---enjoyed by town officials. In any case, Leonard Covington is the namesake of both towns. Commerce was brought to Covington via boat up the Bogue Falaya River, which used the Tchefuncte River as a means of passage to and from Lake Pontchartrain.
In 1888, the railroad came to town. Much of the former railroad right-of-way is now occupied by the Tammany Trace, a thirty-one mile bike trail running east and west through several communities on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. In the late 20th century, with the expansion of Louisiana's road system, many people who worked in New Orleans started living in Covington, commuting to work via the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. With the expansion of the interstate system, Covington experienced a boom of growth. Many people moved to the Northshore for more affordable housing, larger lot size and a small town feeling; this is considered to be associated with white flight out of New Orleans, though the Jefferson Parish area saw the most expansion during that period. Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Slidell, but Covington was sufficiently elevated to escape the massive storm surge. Following the storm, along with the rest of the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, experienced a population boom as a result of many former inhabitants of the New Orleans area being forced to move out of their storm-ravaged homes.
The town's population continues to grow. Covington has an elevation of 26 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles, of which 8.0 square miles is land and 0.23 square miles, or 2.60%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,483 people, 3,258 households, 2,212 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,248.0 people per square mile. There were 3,565 housing units at an average density of 524.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 77.45% White, 20.17% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. There were 3,258 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $36,949, the median income for a family was $50,332. Males had a median income of $36,434 versus $23,859 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,438. About 11.8% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over. A 10-foot-tall statue of Ronald Reagan on a 6-foot base is reputed to be the world's largest of the former president; the Covington trail head is the start of Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved rails-to-trails path for hikers and bicyclists, which connects Covington with Mandeville, Abita Springs and Slidell.
Ernest Angelo, Texas oilman and Republican politician, reared in Covington Peggy Dow, film actress and philanthropist, lived much of her childhood in Covington Frank Burton Ellis, state senator, U. S. District Court judge, 1962–1965 Dave Fortman, guitarist for the band Ugly Kid Joe and current American music producer, graduated from Covington High School Elizabeth Futral, opera soprano reared in Covington, her father was minister of the Covington First Baptist Church for many years. Daniel F. Galouye, science fiction writer Katherine Haik, Miss Teen USA 2015 Robert Higgs, economist. Lived in Covington for several years. Blanche Long, First Lady of Louisiana 1939–1940, 1948–1952, 1956–1960, born in Covington in 1902 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, NBA all-star, lived in Covington until his death in 1988 Walker Percy and essayist, lived in Covington until his death in 1990 Harry Reeks, landscape painter and combat artist for the U. S. Marine Corps. Amy Serrano, poet and humanitarian Amanda Shaw, Cajun fiddler and actress Ian Somerhalder and model, born
Covington is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,961, making it the third-least populous city in Virginia, it is surrounded by Alleghany County, of which it is the county seat. Located at the confluence of Jackson River and Dunlap Creek, Covington is one of three cities in the Roanoke Regional Partnership; the Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Covington with Alleghany county for statistical purposes. The city has a council–manager government; the current mayor of Covington is Thomas H. Sibold Jr; the local newspaper is The Virginian Review, continuously published since August 10, 1914. Covington is served by two radio stations. WKEY simulcasts on 103.5 FM and 1340 AM, WJVR broadcasts on 101.9 FM with simulcast on 1230 AM in nearby Clifton Forge. Fire protection is provided by the Covington Fire Department, chartered on March 4, 1902; the Covington Rescue Squad provides emergency medical services to the city of Covington. Both the fire department and rescue squad are volunteer organizations.
The rescue squad is the third oldest volunteer rescue squad in Virginia. Covington is named in honor of General Leonard Covington, hero of the War of 1812 and friend of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Luke Mountain Historic District, Persinger House, Rosedale Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles, of which 5.5 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. The city lies along both sides of the Jackson River; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Covington has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; the population of Covington has declined since reaching its peak of 11,062 in 1960. The population decline has resulted from losses of manufacturing jobs in the area. One major loss of manufacturing jobs occurred after a fire at the Hercules plant in June 1980, causing $23 million in damage and worker layoffs.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,303 people, 2,835 households, 1,740 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,111.3 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 84.06% White, 13.14% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, 1.59% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,195 housing units at an average density of 563.3 per square mile. There were 2,835 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families. Of all households 34.0% were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,325, the median income for a family was $36,640. Males had a median income of $30,755 versus $20,316 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,758. About 10.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. Covington's economy is dominated by Westrock, operating in the city since 1890; the facility employs about 1300 workers from Covington and Alleghany County. Its production includes bleached paper and paperboard for packaging, is the second largest on the East Coast. Both Alleghany County, VA and Covington City are known for the low cost of their housing markets and close proximity to The Homestead in Bath County, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs and Roanoke, each of, within about a 45-minute drive.
Covington has a team in the Valley Baseball League called the Lumberjacks. The area is serviced by Interstate 64 and Route 220 offering rail and interstate access to the area. Rail passenger service is provided at VA 12 miles away. Covington has one 8–12 high school, one 4–7 middle school called, one pre-kindergarten through third grade elementary school, one State Governors School, one technical center for high-school students, one community college. National Register of Historic Places listings in Covington, Virginia City of Covington The Covington Fire Department online Covington Rescue Squad Travel & Tourism