HJ Smith Late 1800s

Author Kim Chatelain, NOLA The Time Picayune

Covington was established on July 4, 1813, as the town of Wharton by John Wharton Collins, a New Orleans merchant by way of New York. In 1816, the city was formally incorporated and its name was changed to Covington in honor of Gen. Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812.​,,

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