Covington, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Covington, Virginia (Images of America Series)


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Covington, Virginia (Images of America Series) by Horton Beirne, Byron E. Faidley on behalf of the Alleghany Historical Society

Covington grew from one of Col. George Washington’s frontier forts, known as Fort Young, and due to the location of several early structures was known as “Mouth of the Dunlap” in the 1700s. Located on the Midland Trail and the proposed route for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, Covington was able to expand. The Civil War temporarily halted this progress and sent many of Covington’s native sons to fight on both sides during the conflict. After the war, the growing iron industry revived the community. In 1899, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company located a mill at the confluence of the Jackson River and Dunlap Creek, which continues to support the city of Covington today. The dawn of the 20th century found Covington booming and expanding so much that two new railway passenger stations had to be built within an 18-year period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738599472
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,299,095
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Horton Beirne and Byron Faidley have poured through archives of the Alleghany Historical Society, the Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, the Virginian Review, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Historical Society, and multiple lenders to provide the best selection of photographs from Covington possible.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 9

2 Business and Industry 31

3 Community 61

4 Churches and Schools 107

5 The Road Ahead 125

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