Covington, Kentucky, USA - 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 the Licking River. It is on the Louisville and Nashville and the Chesapeake and Ohio Rs., and is 99 miles N. of Lexington. The site is nearly a level plain. Imposing bridges connect Covington with Cincinnati, and the city is also united across the Licking River with Newport. Covington contains many residences of Cincinnati merchants. It has a stately cathedral, a city-hall, a public library, a United States government building, several Catholic institutions, a home for aged and indigent women, etc. It is the see of a Catholic bishop. Its manufacturing and other industries comprise pork-packing, several rolling-mills, carriage- and wagon-works, glass-works, cigar-factories, flour-mills, and distilleries. Pop. in 1870, 24,505 ; in 1880, 29,720 ; in 1890, 37,371 ; in 1900, 42,938.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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