Covington, Kentucky, USA - 1895 - Covington
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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