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Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, USA

"Covington, a city of Kentucky, the capital of Kenton co., is situated on the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati, and immediately below the mouth of the Licking River. It is the N. terminus of the Kentucky Central Railroad, and is 99 miles N. of Lexington by that route. It is also on the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad. The site is a nearly level plain. A grand suspension bridge, 2252 feet long, crosses the Ohio and connects Covington with Cincinnati. This bridge cost nearly $2,000,000. Another bridge across the Licking connects it with the city of Newport. Covington contains many residences of persons who do business in Cincinnati. It has 20 or more churches (Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Lutheran, Methodist, and presbyterian), 3 national banks, a city hall, a high school, a public library, a new United States court-house, a Catholic hospital, a foundling asylum, an orphanage, a con vent, and two Catholic academies, 2 or 3 rolling-mills, several distilleries, manufactures of glassware and nails, and numerous tobacco-factories. Three weekly newspapers are published here. It is the see of a Catholic bishop. Pop. in 1870, 24,505; in 1880, 29,720; in 1890, 37,371."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • News 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

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    January 1, 1867

  • News 1872 - Meeting
    The colored people of Covington, Ky., held a mass-meeting on the night of the 29th ult. and passed a resolution favoring general amnesty.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 9, 1872

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    Post Office
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    Pike Street
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    City Hall
  • News 1902 - Storm
    A terrific waterspout struck the southern suburbs of Covington, Ky., and passed up the Miami valley with damages reported from as far as Dayton. Near ...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - Run Down By a Train.
    Covington, Ky., Aug. 28 - Ben Tarvin, 35, was probably fatally injured in the C. & O. yards, beneath the 11th street viaduct. It is said he was...Read MORE...


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    Madison Avenue, South of Pike Street
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    View of Sixth Street Park
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    View up the Licking River, 1908
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    Entrance to Suspension Bridge
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    Protestant Children's Home
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    Supreme Council
    The International Liberty Union (I.L.U.) of the World
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    East on Wallace Ave., 1913
  • 1916
    Covington, a city (formerly the capital) of Kenton co., Ky., is situated on the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati, and immediately below the mouth of...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - Joe Catching Killed At Covington
    Mr. Joe Catching, son of Mr. J. F. Catching of this county, who held a position as yard switchman at Covington, was caught between two cars and...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - Brothers' Greetings Bring Death to Both!
    Train Lurch Finds Men On Car Off Guard and They Fall Under Wheels.

    Special to The Courier-Journal dated Wednesday morning, July 28,...Read MORE...


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    Latonia Race Track
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    Holmes High School
  • 1969 - September 9 - WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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