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Covington
Kenton County, Kentucky

ZipCodes
41011




Page Contents for Covington, Kentucky

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Covington is approximately 43,370 (2000), 40640 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,448 (2000), 17033 (2010).
The amount of land area in Covington is 34.265 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.368 sq kilometers.
The distance from Covington to Washington DC is 425 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Covington is positioned 39.03 degrees north of the equator and 84.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in northern Kentucky, across the river from Cincinatti, Ohio.
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History & History Related Items

During the 1700's, this area was known as The Point and also as Kennedy's Ferry. The town was created in 1815 and was named for a general, Leonard Wales Covington, who was killed in the War of 1812. During the 1800s, many new residents came to the area with many immigrants from Germany and Holland. Across the river, neighboring Cincinnati was also growing larger during the same time.
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The incorporation of Covington

1815


Attractions

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, in Devou Park
Phone: 859-491-4003

Carroll Chimes Bell Tower
Located on in Main Strasse Village this is a 43 bell carillon in a German Gothic clock tower, named for former Kentucky governor Julian Carroll. On the hour, the bells chime and mechanical figures move onto a balcony to act out the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. In April through December the tower is illuminated after dark.
6th and Philadelphia
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-655-4159

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
Modeled after Notre Dame in Paris. The basilica has 82 stained glass windows, including what is reputedly the largest stained-glass church window in the world. Four large murals on canvas painted by Covington native Frank Duveneck also are on display.
1140 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-431-2060
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Covington City Government

City of Covington
638 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-292-2127
Fax: 859-292-2137

Covington is one of two county seats for Kenton County. The other seat is Independence.

Covington Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
50 E. Rivercenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41001-5997
Phone: 859-291-5000


Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: 859-578-8800
Fax: 859-578-8802


Covington Business Council
31 West Pike Street
P.O. Box 2614
Covington, KY 41012
Phone: 859-431-1500
Fax: 859-431-6134

Covington Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
50 E. Rivercenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41001-5997
Phone: 859-291-5000


Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: 859-578-8800
Fax: 859-578-8802


Covington Business Council
31 West Pike Street
P.O. Box 2614
Covington, KY 41012
Phone: 859-431-1500
Fax: 859-431-6134

Covington Libraries

Kenton County Public Library - Covington
502 Scott Boulevard
Phone: 859.962.4060

Covington Schools

Covington Independent Public Schools
25 E. 7th St.
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-292-1000
TTY: 859-292-5801
Fax: 859-292-5970 Covington

Miscellany

The population of Covington was:
1826 - 404
1834 - 1,500
1990 - 43,264
2000 - 43,370
figures for 1990 and 2000 are from US Census data.

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