Wildlife such as the elk, buffalo, deer, bear, puma and wolf abounded. The advent of the white settlers from east of the Blue Ridge drastically changed this picture and ushered in a different society and lifestyle than what was known. Originally, the first settlers in the Shenandoah Valley the "Great Valley of Virginia" laid claim to the land of what is now Covington in when the area was administered by Augusta County. This changed in when Botetourt County came to control much of the area.
Photo by Ben Robinson. Covington is a village in Miami County, Ohio and was incorporated in on the site of the Fort Rowdy. Laid out inCovington was previously known under the names of Friendship, Newberry, and Stillwater.
A post office called Stillwater was established in and changed to the name of Covington in InRalph and James Boggs compiled and published a complete history of the Village of Covington, which their family has generously agreed to share with the community on this website.
Below is the introduction of their research. The angry tantrum of Nature that raised the area now representing Ohio, from its lowly position as a hole in the bottom of the sea to its present altitude thrust upward countless peaks of vertical rock strata that constituted a gigantic Appalachian fence from present Maine to Georgia through which any successful westward migration to inland North America must find the gate.
The pre-glacial rivers that drained the west slope of this mountain wall flowed north to some such outlet as Hudson Bay or the Arctic Ocean and, if man had explored North America from Europe at that time these north flowing streams would have led settlement toward present Canada and the Arctic Regions, rather than to inland United States.
Ages before recorded history a very large river flowed in a northwest direction across what is now Shelby County. The headwaters of that river were on the western slopes of the mountains in West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.
Then came a time that the climate changed over much of the earth changed greatly for a long period or periods of time and the perpetual snow belt extended into lower latitudes so that great accumulations of snow formed into glaciers and covered the greater portion of the State of Ohio.
As the glacier pilled up to a greater thickness, those ancient water courses were covered up as far as the glacier extended, and beyond the edge great lakes were formed, and when they became filled they broke over into other drainage systems.
That was the period of time when the Ohio River was created. The great ice sheet, as it advanced from the Northwest had a tendency to grind off the high places and to fill up the valleys; and when it finally disappeared, it left a mass of soil, gravel and boulders called glacial drift, that is less hilly than the southeastern part of Ohio which had not been affected as much by the glacier.
It also left a surface drainage system here that flows generally south instead of the former one that flowed in a general northwest direction. Thus we find there were rivers and a river system cut far deeper in the rock of a former age than we now have in this region.
These rock walls were built by Greely Fulknor, who owned the farms along what was at one time a gravel road. Much of these rock walls have been destroyed due to theft, but portions of the walls still exists today.
Photo by Paul Cromer Covington has always been a rural community as evident by a farm located on State Route 41 east of Covington in Administration Center Hulbert Ave.
Erlanger, KY () Hours: MON-FRI Covington:: History In , a trio of men who called themselves the "Covington Company," purchased acres on the west side of the Licking River at its confluence with the Ohio River.
The name was chosen in honor of their friend, General Leonard Covington, an officer who had died in the War of History of the City of Covington. John Wharton Collins, a New Orleans merchant by way of New York, founded the City of Covington in as the Town of Wharton.
Covington is a village in Miami County, Ohio and was incorporated in on the site of the Fort Rowdy. Laid out in , Covington was previously known under the names of . Library Catalog.
Library Catalog. Search books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and other genealogical resources. The Kentucky Historical Society is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, has full accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and is a founding member of the History Relevance Campaign. Image descriptions: Top row: Latonia Racetrack, Latonia, KY; Covington High School, 12th and Russell Sts; coaster at Ludlow Lagoon, Ludlow, KY; Coppin Building, 7th and Madison. Bottom row: North window at Covington's Basilica of the Assumption Church; Retschulte's Five-Mile House (now Barleycorns at Turkeyfoot and Dixie Hwy; Holmes Castle at Holmes High School; Basilica of the .
Search books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and other genealogical resources. Overview History of Lewisburg.
The Lewisburg neighborhood of Covington is located on hilly terrain in the western section of the city. Originally, much of this land (87 acres) was owned by Dr.