Place:Fort Covington, Wyoming, New York, United States

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NameFort Covington
TypeTown
Located inWyoming, New York, United States


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Fort Covington is a town in Franklin County, New York. The population was 1,676 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a War of 1812 fortification. The original name of the town was "French Mills."

The Town of Fort Covington is on the county's northern border.

History

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Many of the early settlers were from Canada, and the town was settled before 1800. In July 1813 a blockhouse was built here to shelter wounded soldiers and to provide a winter headquarters. The fort was named after General Leonard Covington, a casualty of the War of 1812.

The Town of Fort Covington was formed in 1817 from the Town of Constable. In 1833, the west part of Fort Covington was made into the Town of Bombay.

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