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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.
ISBN: 9780738599472
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 241
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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.
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