Place:Covington, Alabama, United States

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NameCovington
Alt namesCovingtonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Jonessource: Family History Library Catalog
Jones Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029533
TypeCounty
Coordinates31.267°N 86.45°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1821 - )
See alsoButler, Alabama, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Crenshaw, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Henry, Alabama, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Covington County, Alabama (briefly Jones County), is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland. As of the 2010 census the population was 37,765. Its county seat is Andalusia.

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History

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Covington County was established on December 17, 1821. The Alabama state legislature changed the name to Jones County on August 6, 1868. Two months later on October 10, 1868, the original name was restored.

The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic and again in October 1995 due to Hurricane Opal.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1895 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 1,522
1840 2,435
1850 3,645
1860 6,469
1870 4,868
1880 5,639
1890 7,536
1900 15,346
1910 32,124
1920 38,103
1930 41,356
1940 42,417
1950 40,373
1960 35,631
1970 34,079
1980 36,850
1990 36,478

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