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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

70433, 70434, 70435

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Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Covington is approximately 9,109 (1997), 8765 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,358 (1990), 3639 (2010).
The amount of land area in Covington is 17.406 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.26 sq kilometers.
The distance from Covington to Washington DC is 959 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Covington is positioned 30.47 degrees north of the equator and 90.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Covington elevation is 9 feet above sea level.
Covington average annual rainfall is 65 inches per year
Covington average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 40's degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 90's degrees F.


just north of Lake Pontchartrain and only 40 miles from New Orleans in southeastern Lousiana. A map page for Covington.
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sub-tropical. There is sunshine 220 days a year, but sudden rainstorms may occur, especially during the summer months. Because of Covington's close location to the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricanes are sometimes a threat from July to November.
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Ideal!! Long springs and extended falls bring average temperatures in the 80s during the day and the 60's during the night.
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History & History Related Items

A history page
The founder of Covington, John Wharton Collins, laid out the city with a system of streets and squares with central lots and alleys. They are known as "ox lots." He originally named the town Wharton, dedicating it to Thomas Jefferson. In 1816, when the legislature chartered the town, they renamed it in honor of General Leonard Covington of Natchez, a hero in the War of 1812. Collins did not happily agree with the renaming of the town he founded.
Covington has many historic buildings in its central area. The Covington area is noted for its clean air and water. Covington is the Parish seat for St. Tammany Parish.

St. Tammany Parish history:
The area that is now St. Tammany Parish was first explored in 1699 by a French-Canadian, Pierre Le Moyne Iberville. He was also the first European to view Lake Pontchartrain. The Parish was named for Delaware Indian Chief, Tamenand. The area remained largely unsettled until 1785 when settlers from Georgia and the Carolinas came into the territory. Settlements were formed along the local rivers and bayous.
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The founding of Covington

July 4, 1813, by John Wharton Collins


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Covington City Government

Covington is the parish seat for St. Tammany Parish

City Hall phone: (985) 892-1811
The City of Covington has a Mayor-Council form of government. The council consists of two at-large members and five district members.

Covington Chamber

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
201 Holiday Blvd., Suite 108
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: 985-892-3216
Fax: 985-893-4244
Serving our communities of Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Folsom and Madisonville

Covington Community Events

Covington Calendar of Events

Covington Organizations

St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
201 Holiday Blvd., Suite 108
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: 985-892-3216
Fax: 985-893-4244
Serving our communities of Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Folsom and Madisonville

Covington Schools

St. Tammany Parish School Board
Phone: (985) 892-2276. Covington


In 1990, Covington has a median family income of $ 31,682.00. The average family size is 2.8 persons.
average home price in St. Tammany Parish is $ 170,000.
The New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, 45 minutes away, is easily accessible, via the Portchartrain Causeway and I-10.

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